Religious Relic

Collection Type

  • Relics and souvenirs

Date

1850-1899

GUSN

GUSN-57424

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

Descriptive Terms

relics
Relic, Religious

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

22.25 x 8.75 x 4.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.4278