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Panels Depicting the Life of Christ

MO 74.305
Panels Depicting the Life of Christ
Maker unknown
Italy
Gold
Panels: 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"; Case: 7 1/2" x 10" x 3/4"
Two gold panels depicting scenes from the life of Christ. Each panel is divided into 4 scenes in two registers, in bas relief. The left panel depicts the nativity, baptism by St. John, the doctrine of Christ and his miracles. The right panel depicts the last supper, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The panels are affixed inside a leather and textile presentation case.
These panels were given to Jacqueline Kennedy during her visit to the Vatican, January 30, 1966 by Pope Paul VI.
Pope Paul VI, Pope (1963-1978)
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1974-305