Gold reliquary by Unknown Artist

Portable reliquary inlaid with cloisonne enamel.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£700 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
1926
Vendor:
Messrs Durlacher

On the front is a portrait of St. George and St Demetrius is on the reverse, surrounded by relics in compartments; it opens to reveal a figure embossed in gold. Subsequently discovered to be a fake.

Venue details

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

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