A Roman late 16th century lock-plate and hasp
possibly from the foundry of Jacopo (c. 1520-1604) and Ludovico (fl. 1551-1601) del Duca
with the original, simple iron lock riveted on behind, the hasp designed with a standing classical maiden above a heraldic crest, the lock plate decorated with reclining male and female gods, below torsos surmounted by helmets, flanked by borders with urns above cartouches and lion masks, the key hole within a 'C'-scroll cartouche, 18cm wide, 23cm high (7" wide, 9" high).
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