18th Century Italian Reliquary Arm of Saint Mathiew Carved Blue Painted and Gilt
An unusual Italian arm reliquary of Saint Mathiew from Umbria, Central Italy, it is a carved wooden reliquary made in the shape of an arm and realized in the 18th century. The hand holds the thumb, first and second finger extended towards the heavens in a traditional gesture of blessing.
With a pale blue painting, giltwood details, this unique reliquary shows in the central section the relic of Saint Matthiew, behind a glass with a sealing wax and a paper label with S. Matteo Ap. Saint Matthiew Apostle.
This unique work to display in your Cabinet of Curiosities, is a religious item of Italian origin, comes from Central Italy.
Good condition. Old restorations in painting and gilding.
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