Dorothy Reliquary Monstrance

1417-20 (shrine; Upper Rhineland, possibly Constance); about 1440 (base, stem, and crockets and finial above; Basel

Raised, engraved, pounced, and partially gilded silver, with glass, translucent and opaque champlevé enamel, and a chalcedony intaglio, agate cameo, amethyst, garnet, sapphire, and spinel ruby; H. 21¾ in. (55 cm.)

Historisches Museum Basel

In the mandorla St. Dorothy holds a martyr's palm branch with her left hand and with her right takes the hand of the mysterious child of the legends, with his curly golden locks and his basket of flowers and apples.

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Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York