Reliquary by Unknown Artist

Reliquary (Spanish or possibly Italian) of rock crystal with gold mounts enamelled in various colours.

Details

Medium:
Rock crystal enamelled
Dimensions:
27 cm
Art Fund grant:
£535 ( Total: £535)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
Spanish Art Gallery

Arched structure on a pedestal with elaborate scrollwork. Inscriptions on the inner reliquary : MARI and IHS. Also describing the contents, namely part of the tablecloth from the last supper and part of the Virgin's robe. The whole reliquary is surmounted by a naked boy.

Provenance

George Durlacher

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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