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Tabernacle

Possibly Italian
17th century


Object Place: Europe, Danzig, Germany

Dimensions

34.5 x 21 x 15 cm (13 9/16 x 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.246

Medium or Technique

Amber, ivory, mirror glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Baltic amber, with figures of saints at the sides, and a Holy Family on top of Sicilian amber; ivory panels representing the Scourging of Christ, Crucifixion, Saints, etc.; ivory doors in front, which when opened reveal a saint kneeling; interior lined with mirrors, windows at back and sides. Much mended and the back is sprung.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum