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Reliquary Guardian Figure ("Byeri")
11 5/8 in. x 3 7/16 in. x 3 7/8 in. (29.5 cm x 8.8 cm x 9.8 cm)
Given in memory of Janine Heymann by Michael Heymann, Deborah Port, and Simone Heymann
formerly in the Scott Collection, South of France [unfamiliar to me]; purchased by owner from Guy Piazzini, a Paris dealer, in April 1985 [provenance info fm Piazzini]
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