A Pair of Unusual 19th Century Italian Ecclesiastical Reliquaries No. 2935

A Pair of Unusual 19th Century Italian Ecclesiastical Reliquaries No. 2935 A Pair of Unusual 19th Century Italian Ecclesiastical Reliquaries No. 2935
Italy 02935-M0058

A Pair of Unusual 19th Century Italian Ecclesiastical Reliquaries, each carved in giltwood with diadem cresting above diaper and acanthus motifs surrounding a framed window in which the reliquaries would be displayed on embroidered pillows, one reliquary in this pair removed but the other intact in a locket, purportedly a small swatch of the wimple of St. Catherine of Siena, circa late 14th c., the whole raised on a tripartite acanthus baluster and base

Height 24 3/4"; Width 14"
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