- Museum number
Amulet; paper; rectangular card to which are affixed various relics, including four objects, in pewter or lead: arrow, double cross and two medallets, fifth object missing; various grains etc.; in clay: figure of the Virgin; originally enclosed in a breve or Papal decree, itself enclosed in a sheet of engravings with six panels depicting saints; the sheet of engravings has been pasted onto a decorative printed and coloured sheet which has been folded round the card with relics and formed the outer surface. Onto the centre of this outer surface has been pasted another printed sheet, the same size as the card, depicting a cross of Lorraine. The card and wrappers now mounted separately.
- Production date
- 1635 (on printed sheet)
Length: 18.50 centimetres (breve)
Length: 6 centimetres (card)
Length: 16.50 centimetres (engraving)
Width: 13.20 centimetres (breve)
Width: 4.50 centimetres (card)
Width: 13.30 centimetres (engraving)
- Curator's comments
- This is a Papal decree of Urban VIII. The printed and coloured decorative paper forming the backing for the engravings is of the kind normally used for the inside papers of books.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number