Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Priest holding a Reliquary

third quarter 13th century
North French
Copper gilt; reliquary vessel: silver, champleve enamel, glass, textile wrapped reliic
Overall: 10 3/4 x 5 3/16 x 4 5/8 in. (27.3 x 13.1 x 11.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1947
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (On band at left end of reliquary)
[Various] +SANCTI :: MAChARII

(On band at right end of reliquary)
[ Frédéric Spitzer d. 1890, Paris ] ; [ Lucien J. Demotte, Paris and New York (sold 1938) ] ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1938–sold 1947)]
New York. The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College. "Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art.," January 27, 2011–April 30, 2011.

La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Age, Renaissance. Vol. I. Mâcon: Imprimerie Protat Frères, 1890–1891. no. Orfèvrerie religieuse 84, p. 120.

Spitzer, Frédéric, ed. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité -- Moyen-Age -- Renaissance. Vol. 1. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890–1893. no. Orfèvrerie religieuse 84, p. 123, ill. in text.

Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance: composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 1. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 291, p. 52, pl. VII.

Rorimer, James J. "A Treasury at the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 6, no. 9 (May 1948). p. 247.

Stoddard, Whitney S. Monastery and Cathedral in France: Medieval Architecture, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Manuscripts, the Art of the Church Treasuries. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1966. pp. 364–66, fig. 411.

Sutton, Denys, ed. Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art, 1989. no. 8, p. 66.

Hahn, Cynthia, ed. Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art. New York: Hunter College Art Galleries, 2011. no. 28, pp. 10, 17, 73, 76-77.

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