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Reliquary

rock-crystal, silver-gilt, basse-taille enamel

c. 1380 - 1400

11 cm height

Heraldry:: damaged shield of arms; Ostein of Austria? (on the side)

Provenance

Place of Creation: Austria

WA2013.1.5

Octagonal rock-crystal container for a relic, mounted in silver-gilt; the shaft set with enamels. On one side a half-length naked female figure (St Lucy?). Elongated lobed foot.

Literature

Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

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