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Tabernacle

Baltic amber, with figures of saints at the sides, and a Holy Family on top of Sicilian amber; ivory panels representing the Scourging of Christ, Crucifixion, Saints, etc.; ivory doors in front, which when opened reveal a saint kneeling; interior lined with mirrors, windows at back and sides....

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Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

Possibly Italian, 17th century

Object Place

Danzig, Germany

Accession Number

02.246

Medium or Technique

Amber, ivory, mirror glass

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Religious and cult objects