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Tabernacle

In the form of an altar; Baltic amber, with carved ivory panels of Saints etc.; amber figure of Madonna on top; engraved metal; panels on top and sides.

Provenance

1902, bequest of William Arnold Buffum to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

German or Baltic, 16th century

Object Place

Danzig, Germany

Accession Number

02.245

Medium or Technique

Amber, ivory, engraved metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Religious and cult objects