Two polychromed and gilded reliquary busts
Two polychromed and gilded reliquary busts

Two polychromed and gilded reliquary busts

c. 1680 Italy

Offered by Kate Thurlow

£2,500 gbp
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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.
Dimensions
Height 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Depth 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Medium
gilt wood
Kate Thurlow

Kate Thurlow
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