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Reliquary Cross

Date:
16th century
Geography:
Made in Siena, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Silver, silver-gilt, niello, glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 22 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (57.5 x 29.9 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.370
Not on view
Inscription: [On reverse, on each diamond-shaped panel]: IHS

[Front and back, around central opening]: DE LIGNVM CRVCIS

[On back, at top]: S PETRI ET PAVLIVER (?)

[On foot, on back]: COITAS /SVILIAN /FECIT FI/ERI HANC/CRVCEM/AD HONO/RE BEATI/MARIE DE/PLANO

[On foot, on front]: SINDICIS/RVFFINO/CRISTOP/HARI ET/BASTIAN/P MARCI/I D X V II

[Around square base]: BOMNFMALO/ SIGNVM/;CRVCIS LIBE/ RA NOS AI (?)

(Translation): Made for the company of the Pork Butchers in honor of the Blessed Maria di Plano in the Magistracy of Ruffino Christopher and Bastiano Marci 1517.
Alexandre Imbert, Rome (sold 1910); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1910-1917)
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