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Reliquary Casket

Date:
6th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Marble with traces of paint in modern incised decoration
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 5/16 x 8 5/16 x 5 1/2 in. (16 x 21.1 x 14 cm) base only: 3 9/16 x 8 5/16 x 5 1/2 in. (9 x 21.1 x 14 cm) lid only: 2 15/16 x 8 1/16 x 5 7/16 in. (7.5 x 20.5 x 13.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Gift of Blumka Gallery, in memory of Mrs. Barbara Paley, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.273a, b
Not on view
Inscription: (Right) H [Symbol] T; (Back) Y A; (left) O O
Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., Paris and New York (until 1927); [ Julius Carlebach Gallery(sold 1944)]; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1944–sold 1947)]; [ Blumka Gallery, New York (until 1978)]
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 41, p. 34.

Hahn, Cynthia, ed. Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art. New York: Hunter College Art Galleries, 2011. no. 1, pp. 10, 22, 24-25.



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