Pair of 17th Century Italian Reliquary Busts



Exquisite pair of reliquary busts showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of late 17th-century Italian artisans. Meticulously carved from wood and adorned with intricate gesso detailing, these busts are a testament to the skill and artistry of the period. The wood has been expertly painted, adding a touch of vibrant color to the delicate features of the busts. Each bust serves as a reliquary, providing a sacred space to house religious relics or artifacts. With their ornate design and historical significance, these Italian reliquary busts are not only a stunning decorative piece but also a valuable collector’s item that embodies the rich cultural heritage of the era.


Structurally solid bust that is securely attached to its base, ensuring stability and durability. The busts may have some paint and gesso losses on the bases and in various small areas, which adds to their vintage charm and character. Additionally, there are old non active woodworm holes present, which are a testament to the age and history of the piece. It is worth noting that there may be relics missing from the center of the togas, which could further enhance the uniqueness and authenticity of these busts. Despite these minor imperfections, this product remains a captivating and distinctive decorative item that would make a striking addition to any space.


Height:  43 cm

Width:  26 cm

Depth:  15 cm

Weight:  3 k.g. (each)

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Weight 9 kg
Pair of 17th Century Italian Reliquary Busts

Pair of painted carved wood and gesso, Italian, late 17th century, reliquary busts.