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18th.c. Carved & Gilded Reliquary Bust

Remarkable 18th.c. carved and gilded wooden reliquary bust, probably Italian c.1750. Large head and shoulder length bust of an unidentified saint wearing a bishop's mitre and cope and a crucifix at the neck. Carved in limewood with painted face and superb gilt gesso vestments with scratch carved. With an elliptical glazed niche to the front containing a polished silver box. Presented as found with some minor cracking and damage to the gesso.


  • Dimensions: Width 21" Height 33" Depth 11"
  • Stock Number: 36446
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