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Medieval turret reliquary, 13th early 14th century

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Medieval turret reliquary, 13th early 14th century

A rare, diminutive medieval reliquary in the shape of a hexagonal turret with elongated, narrow, vertical windows, each with a Gothic style trefoil-shape pelmet. The hexagonal roof of the tower with cross at the top also forms the lid of the reliquary, which rotates on a hinge and can be closed with the original pin. The turret rests on a slender stem with a large flattened knot in the middle and a large flat base with a slightly raised edge. Originally this reliquary would have contained a glass vial containing the relic of the saint. Gilded and engraved copper. France. 13th / early 14th [...]

Period : < 16th century

Antique dealer : Kim J. Nazzi

Kim J. Nazzi

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