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Reliquary Shrine of Saint Barbara

Artist:
Workshop of Louis Marcy (Luigi Parmeggiani) (Italian, 1860–1945) (?)
Date:
ca. 1880–1900 (14th–15th century style)
Culture:
European
Medium:
Silver, Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 13/16 x 11 7/16 x 5 13/16 in. (37.6 x 29 x 14.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1955
Accession Number:
55.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
This tower reliquary in the form of a Gothic church incorporates architectural styles of different periods. For this reason, and because it is not possible to access the relic inside, the shrine is thought to be a modern fabrication.
Marking: [stamped once at each end on bottom] Jehass ac MDer
Occidental(until 1955)
Swarzenski, Hanns, and Nancy Netzer. Enamels & Glass: Catalogue of Medieval Objects. Catalogue of Medieval Objects in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1986. p. 150.



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