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Reliquary

Clear and opaque amber, with ivory panels carved with saints, apostles, etc.; double doors in front with metal hunges; engraved metal panels on the top and sides; bottom painted in diamonds black and white.

Provenance

1902, bequest of William Arnold Buffum to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

Possibly Italian, 16th century

Accession Number

02.244

Medium or Technique

Amber, ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ritual Objects