European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Arm Reliquary of Saint BabylasMade in Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German
Silver, gilded silver, enamel, glass paste stones, rock crystals, and one amethyst on an oak core
1951-12-1Purchased with Museum funds, 1951
LabelSaint Babylas (died around 250) was a bishop of Antioch and a Christian martyr. The blessing gesture seen here is commonly associated with bishops and thus a number of reliquaries exist in this form.
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