reliquary

A reliquary from Russia. The reliquary is octagonal in shape, with a central circular panel depicting two engraved figures, one of which is possibly Mary. There is a border decorated with a floral design and yellow and blue stones embedded into the surface. Four white stones or pearls are on four sides of the reliquary. The rear side of the object has blue, yellow and white stones embedded into the surface, creating a floral motif. The top of the reliquary has a small locket with a face engraved into the surface.

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

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