This is an Italian Baroque devotional reliquary pendant, dating to the 17th century. The devotional image of Jesus is set onto a wax plaque, appearing to emanate from it. Such an object would have been purchased on a pilgrimage to Rome or holy site, used for contemplation, meditation, and prayer.
OBJECT: Reliquary Pendant
CULTURE: Italian Baroque
DATE: c. 17th century
SIZE: 22mm x 20mm x 6mm
WEIGHT: 3.7 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection
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