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Reliquary: M.8-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Oval locket reliquary.
Inside are metal compartments for relics under glass on each side. On the exterior are two modern nielloed silver plates, that on one side have the bust of Pope Pius II, with the legend "PIVS II PONT.MAX", and on the other his arms (Piccolomini) with tiara and keys


History note: Magniac Collection, sale catalogue number 340

Legal notes

McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 8.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Components of the work

Plates composed of silver

Materials used in production

Copper gilding

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1904
Primary reference Number: 201706
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 3 June 2015 Updated: Wednesday 21 February 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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