Cross reliquary with numberd nacre stations - Ebony, Mother of pearl

Description
Cross reliquary with numberd nacre stations - Ebony, Mother of pearl
Italy - Ca 1800

Cross reliquary with numberd nacre Stations of the Cross on the back . Each station includes a relic. The structure is made of various types of wood , mainly OLIVE WOOD.
Made between the late 18th and early 19th century. Rare cross reliquary (the relics are still present) .
The front is beautifull , mother of pearl all-over and beautifully engraved with memento mori and mourning Maria . The three edges of the cross are engraved with the name of Christ , Ave Maria and the chalice ( symbol of th Holy Grail )
22.5cm H 8.5 cm B
The photos make part of the description .

Lot details
Object
Cross reliquary with numberd nacre stations
Material
Ebony, Mother of pearl
Estimated Period
Ca 1800
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
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