Description Three angels elevate the hollow glass cylinder of this reliquary, a type of dramatic "display" reliquary that became popular in the late Middle Ages. Inside is the relic of an unknown saint, a small fragment of a bone, possibly from a finger, wrapped in a piece of cloth.
- Reliquaries and Ritual: Medieval Objects of Devotion. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
Provenance Michel Boy, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 15, 1905, no. 661; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905
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