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LOT 0550

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GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,180 - 1,650
USD ($) 1,390 - 1,950

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£900 (EUR 1,058; USD 1,254) (+bp*)

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Medieval Gilt Reliquary Figure

13th-15th century AD

A gilt-bronze figure of a saint modelled in the round on an ornate mount; the saint with tonsured hairstyle, draped floor-length robe, right hand drawn up to the chest and left hand holding a book(?); ferrous pin to the rear of the head to attach a separate halo; octagonal-section trumpet-shaped base developing to a foliage stem with hatched detailing. 91 grams, 10.6cm (4 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a Kent, UK gentleman; found Romney Marsh area, Kent, UK area, 1990-2020.