Reliquary casket with the Tree of Life - ROM2004_1017_20


Reliquary casket with the Tree of Life

Medium:Engraved and repoussé silver
Geography: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: c. 500-600 AD
Period: Byzantine period
4.31 x 13.3 x 6.93 cm
Object number: 986.181.62.1
Credit Line: Gift of the ROM Membership and the Government of Ontario
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
DescriptionThe lid of this reliquary casket depicts the Tree of Life in the Garden of Paradise. The scenes on the body represent the Veneration of the Cross by St. Peter and St. Paul, the archangels Gabriel and Michael, and the faithful represented as sheep.
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