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Reliquary

Reliquary

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silver, chasing

  • Credit Line:

    Dr W.L. Hildburgh Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.370-1956

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The cylindrical glass relic-holder is flanked by two pinnacled buttresses at the foot of which sit two cherubs carrying, respectively, a cross and three nails. Six-sided canopy chased with strapwork and surmounted by the figure of St Lawrence. Hexagonal stem engraved with tracery and decorated with three bands of cast openwork cresting. Lozenge-shaped foot with wavy border, chased with strapwork enclosing ovolos.

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Materials and Techniques

silver, chasing

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm

Descriptive line

Silver, Catalonia, Barcelona, around 1600, town mark for Barcelona.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oman, Charles. The Golden Age of Hispanic Silver 1400-1665. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1968.
Sanz, María Jesús. Ostensorios y relicarios en el Museo Lázaro Galdiano. In: Goya 193-195 (July-December 1986), 82-98

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Chasing

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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