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Octagonal pyx or reliquary (pyxide)

Octagonal pyx or reliquary (pyxide)
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Lund, Universitets Historiska Museum

Inv. LUHM 4409

Ivory;silver (fittings)

Height: 87mm
Width: 95mm

Standing Virgin and Child (?); Christ (?). Saint Paul holding a sword; saint Andrew with a saltire cross; saint John the Evangelist with the poisoned cup; saint Peter holding a key (?). Saint Jude (Thaddeus) with a halberd (?); saint Bartholomew with a flaying knife; saint James the Greater with a staff and satchel; saint Judas with a spear; Saint Anthony, holding a bell (?); saint John the Baptist holding the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei).
Note: description possibly incomplete.

Museum's opinion 2013: Norwegian (?), early 15th century.


Carved on all sides.

Gift from the Norwegian Archbishop Aslak Bolt to the cathedral of Lund.

M. Rydbeck, 'Medeltida elfenbensskulpturer i Lunds universitets historiska museum', in Meddelanden från Lunds universitets historiska museum 1931 (Lund, 1931), p. 98, pl. V-VI.
G. Axel-Nilsson, Thesaurus Cathedralis Lundensis (Göteborg, 1989), p. 95, ill. on p. 97.


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