(Available) Unique double panel multi-relic travel reliquary dating to 18th century containing relic of the True Cross and ex ossibus first class relics of 46 importains saints and martyrs. The relics are affixed to a silk bacground and surrounded by elaborate paperoles ornamentation and held in a custom hinged brass and tortoise case. Each relic is identified on a separate paper cedula and in the right panel centered around a plaque with an image of Christ in the Crown of Thorns.
The left panel of the reliquary contains the following relics: [The True Cross] D.N.J.C.
S.Bonitare (?) The right panel of the reliquary contains the following relics:
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Purchased this piece on the left today in an antique store in Prairie Grove. It's a print of the original work on the right entitled Bubbles by Sir John Millais. The subject is his grandson, Willie James, and was painted in 1885-86. #arthistory#antiquingadventures