Museo Sacro - I


The entrance to Museo Sacro with the Coat of Arms of Benedict XIV - 1756 - 261K ; small image - 50K

Bottom of a drinking vessel with portrait busts of a married couple - Alexandria, first half of 3rd century A.D. (glass and gold foil, diameter 10.8 cm) - 209K ; small image - 22K

Capsella Africana - late 5th century (silver; height 10.7 cm, length 16.3 cm, width 7.5 cm) - 174K ; small image - 15K

Reliquary for the head of Saint Sebastian - Roma, 7th-9th century (silver with partial gilding and niello; height 19.5 cm, diametter 20.5 cm, thickness of silver c. 3 mm) - 185K ; small image - 10K

Casket for a reliquary of the True Cross - Roma, A.D. 817-24 (silver with partial gilding and niello; length 29.5 cm, width 25 cm, height 10 cm, thickness off silver c. 1.5 mm) - 235K ; cover detail - 224K ; front detail - 229K ; side detail - 233K ; small image - 63K

Casket for a reliquary of the True Cross - Roma, 9th century (silver gilt; height 30 cm, width 21 cm, depth 6.2 cm, thickness of silver c. 1.5 mm) - 363K ; Christ enthroned, between Peter and Paul - 368K ; detail - 365K ; small image - 49K

The Annunciation - Constantinople, 8th-early 9th century (silk twill, height 33.7 cm, width 68.6 cm) - 222K ; left view - 266K ; center view - 285K ; right view - 281K ; small image - 50K

Diptych - Rambona, central Italy, c. A.D. 900 (ivory, height 31.1 cm, width 27.3 cm) - 309K ; upper left detail - 340K ; upper right - 344K ; lower left - 322K ; lower right - 309K ; small image - 47K

Triptych with Christ and Saints - Byzantine, late 10th-early 11th century (ivory, partially painted and gilded; height 25.2 cm, width 33 cm, depth 2.9 cm) - 245K ; upper left detail - 250K ; upper right - 239K ; lower left - 241K ; lower right - 242K ; back of central panel - 167K ; small image - 53K

Book cover with Maiestas Domini - Venice or Amalfi, late 11th-early 12th century (ivory, height 24.3 cm, width 12.9 cm) - 230K ; Christ in His Glory - 280K ; small image - 52K

Diptych with scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin - Northern France, c. 1250 (ivory, height 30.5 cm, width 19 cm) - 263K ; upper left detail - 266K ; upper right - 261K ; center left - 269K ; center right - 266K ; lower left - 270K ; lower right - 265K ; small image - 59K

Saint Theodore Tyro - Constantinople, early 14th century (miniature mosaic, height 14 cm, width 6.4 cm) - 274K ; small image - 23K

Book cover plaque with the Annunciation - Sulmona, Italia, c. 1470 (silver, partly gilt and enamel; height 21.5 cm, width 15.5 cm) - 269K ; Archangel Gabriel and Mary - 283K ; detail -268K ; small image - 31K

Altar Cross - Roma, 1489 (silver, partly gilt and niello; height 43 cm) - 271K ; small image - 31K

Niello book cover plates with Christ and the four Evangelists - Lombardia, early 16th century (silver,niello and silver gilt) - 207 K ; small image - 17K

Medallion with the imperial apotheosis of Charles V - Antwerpen, c. 1560-70 (silver, the frames of gilt copper and gilt bronze, with lapis lazuli, simulated rubies and glass; height 25.5 cm, width 22.2 cm, diameter of medallion 17 cm) - 259K ; Emperor Charles V - 344K ; detail - 175K ; small image - 64K

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