Italian Baroque Silver IHS Reliquary Pendant

Code: 10487


£525.00
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This is a superb example of an Italian Baroque silver reliquary pendant, dating to the late 16th - 17th century. The case is empty, though would once have held a relic or devotional image.  The silver frame is formed as a locket, with the front panel opening on a hinge to reveal a glazed compartment. The front locket bears an engraved  IHS Christogram, with the back a MARIA monogram. It is superbly decorated in a fine Italian style, likely purchased on a pilgrimage to Rome. 

OBJECT:  Reliquary Pendant

CULTURE: Italian Baroque

DATE: c. 1580 - 1680 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 45mm x 35mm x 13mm

WEIGHT:  13.2 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

Italian Baroque Silver IHS Reliquary Pendant