Reliquary casket

Circle of Lorenzo Ghiberti Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 500

The strongly architectural nature of the design suggests that it may have been based on a late antique sarcophagus. The inscription (on the two end panels) may be translated, "Domina Mattea, wife of Renzo, had this work made for the sake of her soul and those of her family, 1446."

Reliquary casket, Circle of Lorenzo Ghiberti (Italian, Florence 1378–1455 Florence), Gilt copper and champlevé enamel, Italian, Florence

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