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

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.


George Durlacher

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