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Rare oval-shaped reliquary frame in black wood with a velvet background decorated with paper with golden edges housing the relics of:

Sainte Bonnette
Saint Francis of Sales
Saint Chantal
Saint Margaret
Saint Hippolytus
Saint Eugenie

Good used condition with its original glass.

Not open.

PERIOD : 19th century
SIZE : 14 cm x 12 cm
SIZE : 5.5" X 4.7"

Paperrolls emerged as an art form in the 16th century, primarily in European convents. Nuns and nuns used this technique to create both simple and elaborate decorative works, often intended to adorn liturgical objects or reliquaries. The practice of quilling allowed the nuns to channel their creativity while respecting the standards of modesty and sobriety specific to their monastic life. These cloister artisans mastered the art of manipulating small strips of paper with meticulous precision, producing delicate patterns and remarkable artistic compositions. The use of quillwork in convents spread over time, becoming a valued activity within the religious community. Thus, the paperolles bear witness not only to a refined artistic expression, but also to the important role they played in the daily life of the convents.

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