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Reliquary (Chasse)

Artist/maker unknown, French

Made in Limoges, France, Europe


Gilded copper alloy with champlevé enamel inlay; painted wood; iron

8 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches (22.5 x 24.1 x 9.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 316, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Henry P. McIlhenny, 1950

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On this houselike box made to contain the relics of saints are the following scenes: the Journey of the Magi [front top]; the Adoration of the Magi [front bottom]; a standing saint [left and right sides]; a composition with quatrefoils [back].

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