Norfolk’s Top Artefacts: The Paston Treasure

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The Paston Treasure is one of the most important depictions of a schatzkammer (cabinet of treasures) in the history of British collecting.
 
It is a record of the magnificent collections once held at Oxnead Hall in Norfolk, home of the Paston family.
 
From the Dutch school, it was probably painted between 1666-69.
 
As well as being gorgeous to look at, the painting’s importance lies in the international scope and interest of the objects portrayed.
 
 
 
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Hill
Norwich
NR1 3JU
 
01603 493649

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