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Reliquary of the Holy Thorn of Christ’s Crown

Unknown1600

Museu de São Roque

Museu de São Roque
Lisboa, Portugal

Considered today to be a rare witness of Renaissance jewellery in Portugal, this piece of small dimensions contains a relic of the Holy Thorn protected by this small crystal bottle enriched with enamelled gold mountings, datable to about 1600.

Details

  • Title: Reliquary of the Holy Thorn of Christ’s Crown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1600
  • Physical Dimensions: w4 x h7 cm
  • Provenance: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • Type: Metalwork
  • Rights: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • External Link: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • Medium: Rock crystal, gold and enamels
  • Manufactured: Portugal

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