Reliquary

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Object Name: 
Reliquary
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2009.3.97
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.5 cm; Foot Diam: 4.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1575-1700
360 Image: 

Reliquary

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Web Description: 
Reliquaries were common in churches throughout Italy. They preserved and displayed bones, said to be those of saints.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Cambi Casa D'Aste, Source
2009-10-15
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
EX OSSIBUS et CAPILLIS / S. JOSEPHI BENEDICTI COTOLENGO conf
label
paper label
1280/964
label
paper label
Primary Description: 
Reliquary. Colorless. Blown; applied. Vessel with cover. Globular bowl with short cylindrical neck and fire-polished rim; joined by merese to blown baluster atop second merese and blown inverted baluster; attached by merese to domed and waisted blown foot with infolded rim. Conical flanged cover with solid ball finial. Both bowl and cover have two small loops strung together with modern gold thread. Vessel contains slender glass cylinder with hair(?) and paper label inscribed “1280/964” and “EX OSSIBUS et CAPILLIS / S. JOSEPHI BENEDICTI COTOLENGO conf’.”
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 1; BIB# 149619
La collezione GM i vetri (2009-09-28) illustrated, p. 57, #316; BIB# 116743