Renaissance silver box reliquary pendant or girdle book

Renaissance silver box reliquary pendant or girdle book

Code: 12154

£780.00 Approx $945.45, €921.99
 

This is a nice Renaissance silver box reliquary pendant/ possibly for a girdle book, dating to the 16th century. It is decorated with IHS (for Jesus) with the AM monogram for "Ave Maria". The box lid opens to reveal a compartment for a relic or a small prayer book. The box is intact but worn through centuries of devotional use.

OBJECT: Devotional Pendant or Girdle Book hanger

CULTURE: Renaissance 

DATE: 16th century 

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 47.1mm x 43.1mm x 11.5mm

WEIGHT: 30.85 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection, Spain.