Reliquary-arm of a female saint

French
Medieval (Gothic)
late 14th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.488a

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

I. W. Colburn Chapel Gallery (Gallery 254A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ritual objects

a=the arm.
b=the cap that goes at the end of the arm to close up opening (not to close up the window).

Provenance

1935, Meyer, Versailles, France; September 15, 1935, sold by Meyer to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P12097); May 14, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 692, to the MFA for $175. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund