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Religious Relic

Description

This Jewish religious relic has a turned baluster support on a square base with a triangular top holding a spherical crystal. Painted on the front are the names of the four archangels "Michael. Gabriel. Rafael. Uriel." at the top of the triangle is a painted Star of David. It was possibly used in medieval mystical ceremonies for the interpretation of Scripture.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1899
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Descriptive terms
Relic, Religious
relics
Dimensions
22.25 x 8.75 x 4.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.4278
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
57424

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