Figures of the Virgin and Child reliquary

On display

Figure of standing Virgin and Child; the Child holds a bird, at the Virgin's feet an angel holds a shield argent a bend azure. Set within an interlaced fence. Mounted on an octagonal base, the front formed by a rock-crystal panel inclosing a relic. On the other sides are engraved: The Annunciation; The Visitation; The Nativity; The Adoration of the Magi; The Presentation in the Temple; The Massacre of the Innocents; The Flight into Egypt.


  • Title

    Figures of the Virgin and Child reliquary

  • Associated place

    Germany (probable) (probable place of creation)
    France (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1470 - 1480
  • Material and technique

    silver, parcel-gilt, enamel, semi-precious stones, rock crystal, copper-gilt base, wax

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm (length x width x depth)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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