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Locket with boxwood relief

Hinged, circular locket incised with greek orthodox cross with inserted sculpted boxwood relief inside depicting scenes of Christ's life. Working fastener.

Marks

cross

Provenance

1943, gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Greek or Russian, 16th–17th century

Object Place

Mt. Athos or So. Kiev, Greece or Russia

Accession Number

43.423

Medium or Technique

Metal, brass (?), boxwood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings