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Chest lock with dragon and snake and key

LS 2003.0.641

Date : XVIth century | Medium : Wrought iron

Germanic origin

This chest lock illustrates the care that the locksmiths put into their work because the lock remained visible when the casket was opened. The dual trigger mechanism is protected by a V-shaped element that culminates in a dragon's head, while the lock spring takes the form of a snake attacking the dragon.