A 19th Century European, possibly Swedish, painted carved wooden handled reliquary with an internal space.


A Reliquary is a vessel designed to hold the relics associated with religious practice. In particular this included the remains and bones, clothing, jewellery or other objects related to a saint or other religious figure. These were kept in places of worship and were very important within Christian worship. 

A 19th Century European Painted Wooden Reliquary