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Reliquary

Date:
early 17th century
Culture:
Spanish and Flemish
Medium:
Silver-gilt, enamel, sapphire, amethyst, rubies, diamonds
Dimensions:
reliquary: 8 1/4 × 4 in. (21 × 10.2 cm); relief carving: 7/8 × 11/16 in. (2.2 × 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.901
Not on view
Inscription: On sapphire, in Byzantine lettering: (at left) Mother of God; (at right) St. John; (vertically, partly illegible) presumably St. John the Evangelist; (on label above Christ) Jesus Christ
J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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