Lot 3357
A Pair of Carved Giltwood Sunburst Reliquary Monstrances
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, carved wood with traces of polychrome and gilt, oval cloud and sunburst form, the interior frame with inset mount, each set upon a tapered paneled stand with carved shell and floral decoration to base.

23 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.

Private Collection, Roanoke, Virginia

Often in sunburst form, monstrances are designed to hold/show the holy sacrament, saint relics, decorated religious plaques, or other symbolic articles of religious devotion.

Some scattered cracking to rays; rubbing to gilt and polychrome; otherwise good estate condition.