Scriptor of ebony

Scriptor of ebony, dated 1580 and presumably made in Nuremberg. On the drawers are reliefs of gilt bronze depicting the 12 Labours of hercules and the 12 patriarchs. On the sides are engraved metal paltes with copies of Virgilius Solis’s biblical illustrations from 1560 and on the top engravings from Solis’s illustrations to Ovids Metamorphosis, 1563. The four lion feet have moveable jaws and eyes. The pedestal is modern. Transferred to Copenhagn from the Cabinet of Curiosities at Gottorp castle in 1751.