German - Reliquary Pendant, 16th century - 17th century

German

Reliquary Pendant, 16th century - 17th century

Silver , 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

M27w553

Primary Creator

German

Full title

Reliquary Pendant

Creation Date

16th century - 17th century

Object Case

Ecclesiastical Case

Provenance


Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the antique dealer Theodor Einstein & Co., Munich on 16 August 1897 for 25 marks through her husband, John L. Gardner, Jr. (1837–1898).

Marks

Christogram (side 1): MARIA
Christogram (side 2): IHS

Dimensions

7.1 x 5.4 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Display Media

Silver

Web Commentary

This reliquary pendant is decorated with the letters IHS, an abbreviation of the Greek form of Jesus Christ, and MARIA, for the Virgin Mary.

Permanent Gallery Location

Long Gallery


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Commentary

This reliquary pendant is decorated with the letters IHS, an abbreviation of the Greek form of Jesus Christ, and MARIA, for the Virgin Mary.