Two polychromed and gilded reliquary busts, Italy early 17th century
Two similar carved wood reliquary busts with the original polychrome and gilt decoration, each in the form of a portrait bust of a Roman youth with long, wavy hair secured with a gilded band, the draped robes also gilded. Each also carved with an oval cavity, retaining traces of red paint, in which would have been placed a holy relic.
|HEIGHT:||9 3/4 in. (25 cm)|
|WIDTH:||6in. (15 cm)|
|DEPTH:||5 1/4 in (13 cm)|