Martha J. Egan, Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures from the Americas, Museum of New Mexico Press, 1993, NF

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Egan, Martha J. Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press, 1993. 
English, Later Edition, Near Fine, Hard Cover, 4to, 8 ¼” x 9 ½,” 130 pp.
ISBN: 0890132534

Black cloth over boards, silver stamped gilt titling to front and spine, in publisher’s purple dust jacket, full-color glossy images of relicarios to front and back, silver text to front, spine, and back, black text to white background on flaps. Mild edgewear, mild spine lean, otherwise tightly bound, clean throughout, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket. Minor chip to top right of back cover, mild shelf wear to front and back, minor edgewear, minor creasing and scratching to front and back, very mild age toning to flaps, otherwise excellent. 130 pp. Replete with full-color images throughout. Prologue by Teresa Gisbert, Principal Photography by Anthony Richardson and Michel Zabé. With the European colonization of Latin America, the artform of relicarios was introduced and widely adopted into Latin American religious practice. Egan observes one hundred twenty-five relicarios complete with discussions of historical and religious context, folk beliefs, imagery, materials, etc. From the dust jacket: “Curiously, the relicario has never been examined as an important aspect of Christian devotion…Their extraordinary beauty and the intriguing way that they reflect the monumental changes throughout the history of Christian devotion make relicarios indeed worthy of inclusion in any library concerned with Ibero-American art and culture."