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Tabernacle

Unknown


This tabernacle was once installed in the wall of a church near an altar. The consecrated Host would have been placed inside it, behind the silver door. The door is made from the reused binding of a much earlier liturgical book.

Object Information

artist
Unknown
creation date
about 1510
materials
marble with gilt silver repoussé door
dimensions
35 x 17 x 5 in.
accession number
72.123
credit line
The Elma D. and Orville A. Wilkinson Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors