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Baroque Silver-gilt Reliquary Pendant


Code: 10457

This is a nice Spanish Baroque silver-gilt reliquary pendant, dating to the 17th century. The pendant is decorated with filigree and twisted cable work, typical of the late Renaissance. The pendant is glazed and contains a relic buried within the wax, or the wax is from an 'Agnus Dei' (taken from the wax of blessed Easter candles). The wax contains a fragment of cloth or parchment.  A nice sacred object, worn for devotion and contemplation.

OBJECT:  Reliquary Pendant

CULTURE: Spanish Baroque

DATE: c. 17th century

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 39mm (with bail) x 30mm x 11mm 

WEIGHT:  9.5 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection