Pair of Late 17th Century Reliquary Busts

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Seller Kate Thurlow
Style Classical
Room Living Room
Period before 1890
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Size Unique
All materials Gilt wood
Dimensions H 25 x W 15 x D 13 cm
Product Code ‌0042-00008

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Kate Thurlow

Unit 45, Safestore Business Centre, Ingate Place, London, SW8 3NS, UK
Telephone: 07836 588776


Two similar carved wood reliquary busts with the original polychrome and gilt decoration, each in the form of a portrait bust of a Roman youth with long, wavy hair secured with a gilded band, the draped robes also gilded. Each also carved with an oval cavity, retaining traces of red paint, in which would have been placed a holy relic. Made in Italy around 1680.
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