Pendant reliquary, Silver gilt, reverse-painted rock crystal, painted vellum, Northern Italian, Lombardy

Pendant reliquary

first quarter 16th century, with 17th century additions
Northern Italian, Lombardy
Silver gilt, reverse-painted rock crystal, painted vellum
Overall: 3 1/4 × 2 1/4 × 1 1/4 in. (8.3 × 5.7 × 3.2 cm)
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: D. CRV/D.SPIN. (Crucifixion), D.COL.CH./D.FVN.C. (Christ bound to the column), S.DORT/M. (St. Dorothy), S.ZENO/R(?)O.M. (St. Zeno), S.M.MAGDALENE (St. Mary Magdalene), D./S.BERN./CLIC. (?), S./OPPILII (?), S.THO./APO (St. Thomas), S.LEON/P (St. Leo). D.VEL.B.M.D. LAC (?) B.M. (?), S.BAR/TO. P (St. Bartholomew), SS./INN. (The Holy Innocents), S.AGAT/M (St. Agatha), S.LAUR/M (St. Lawrence), S.MARIA AEGIP (St. Mary of Egypt), S.CAT/SENE (St. Catherine of Siena), S.VIN/M (St. Vincent), S.GRE/NAS (St. Gregory), S.VRSVL (St. Ursula).
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)