'Agnus Dei' Reliquary, early 19th century'Agnus Dei' Reliquary, early 19th century'Agnus Dei' Reliquary, early 19th century'Agnus Dei' Reliquary, early 19th century'Agnus Dei' Reliquary, early 19th century

This unusual piece is apparently from a collection originating from a Jesuit Monastery in Quebec City. Such items are often called a reliquary but this example appears more to be a religious item to be carried, celebrating ‘Agnus Dei’, the Lamb of God. The box contains a gilt image on paper lining the top and the main section is covered with thick glass over a surround of gilt-edged rolled paper. In the centre, there is a section of oval wax held in position with two threads, securing a hand-written gilt edged label 'Agnus Dei'. This special little box would have been worn as a precious religious item. The 1.75 ins (4cm) x 1.5 ins (3.5cm) x 0.5 ins (1cm). Weight 28 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 189. Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $28.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.

Item ID: GEC-00154

'Agnus Dei' Reliquary, early 19th century

$150 USD

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