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Reliquary Locket


Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ARTIST Unknown
MEDIUM "Relics," hair, and bone on cloth background in silver frame with glass lenses
  • Possible Place Made: Spain
  • DATES 18th–19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.1275.383
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Strips of paper with saints' names on them are attached to a cruciform tree set against a cloth background. The paper strips--"filacteria"--appear to identify miniscule fragments--relics--of the saints.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Unknown. Reliquary Locket, 18th–19th century. "Relics," hair, and bone on cloth background in silver frame with glass lenses, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.383. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.1275.383_recto_SL1.jpg)
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