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Reliquary with Relics of Christ's Shroud and of Various Martyrs
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Reliquary with Relics of Christ's Shroud and of Various Martyrs


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Description This reliquary originally housed about 60 Christian relics, including one said to be from the shroud of Christ. On the front are the image of St. James and a piece of bone identified as being from the apostle, who was believed to have preached in Spain and whose purported relics were venerated by pilgrims at Santiago da Compostela in northwestern Spain. Ferdinand á Crespos gave this reliquary to the Church of St. Michael in Fuenfria in 1598.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/23/1955Treatmentcleaned
9/26/1958Treatmentcleaned
5/25/1959Treatmentrepaired
3/23/1995Treatmentcleaned
10/21/2004Treatmentcleaned; stabilized
10/23/2009Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Treasures of Heaven. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The British Museum, London. 2010-2011.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Creators
Period
1598 (Baroque)
Medium
tempera on paper, gilding, wood, mica, ivory, bone
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
62.3
Measurements
H: 12 3/8 x W: 7 1/16 x D: 7 1/8 in. (31.43 x 17.94 x 18.1 cm)
Geography
  • Spain, Fuenfria (Place of Discovery)

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