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Locket with boxwood relief

Greek or Russian
16th–17th century


Object Place: Mt. Athos or So. Kiev, Greece or Russia

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 6.5 cm (1/2 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.423

Medium or Technique

Metal, brass (?), boxwood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings

Hinged, circular locket incised with greek orthodox cross with inserted sculpted boxwood relief inside depicting scenes of Christ’s life. Working fastener.

Markings

cross

Provenance

1943, gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection