Antique Italian Reliquary

ORIGIN: Italy 
AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 8 ¼” w x 4 ½” d x 22” h
MATERIALS: Wood
CONDITION:  Excellent; minor wear consistent with age

Description

Elegant and delicately carved wood reliquary from Italy that is painted and gilded only on the front and edges. Holding an intaglio of the image of Jesus, which may be a replacement of a relic, but makes for a very beautiful piece.