reliquary

A reliquary from Russia. The object is in the shape of a large hollow locket. The reliquary is engraved on both sides. One side has a saint depicted, holding onto a book. The figure is framed with a decorative design. There is an inscription at either side of the figure. The other side of the reliquary has a floral design engraved into the surface. The base opens to reveal two small compartments. The top of the reliquary has a small locket with a face engraved into the surface. The label states that the object contains part of a robe.

Label: one brown label, handwritten, possible from A.R. Wright.

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