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Celtic Shrine in the National Museum, Copenhagen

Celtic Shrine in the National Museum, Copenhagen

The altario reliquary of St. Andrew, 10th Century.  The Trier goldsmith was to combine two classical types of sacred object with each other: a reliquary, more exactly a “speaking” reliquary, and a portable altar. The goldsmith fulfilled the first task by creating a richly ornamented rectangular oak case on which an life-like model of the Apostle’s foot covered with chased gold was fixed to the lid. used to have mass read when they were at home.

The altario reliquary of St. Andrew, 10th Century. The Trier goldsmith was to combine two classical types of sacred object with each other: a reliquary, more exactly a “speaking” reliquary, and a portable altar. The goldsmith fulfilled the first task by creating a richly ornamented rectangular oak case on which an life-like model of the Apostle’s foot covered with chased gold was fixed to the lid. used to have mass read when they were at home.

Reliquary Chasse. Date: 1207–13 Geography: Made in Canterbury, England Culture: British Medium: Copper; shaped, engraved, chased, and gilded; feet cast

Reliquary Chasse Date: Geography: Made in Canterbury, England Culture: British Medium: Copper; shaped, engraved, chased, and gilded; feet cast Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 10 x 4 x x Classification: Metalwork-Copper

RARE AND IMPORTANT 13th CENTURY LIMOGES GILT-COPPER AND POLYCHROME ENAMEL RECTANGULAR RELIQUARY CHAS

RARE AND IMPORTANT 13th CENTURY LIMOGES GILT-COPPER AND POLYCHROME ENAMEL RECTANGULAR RELIQUARY CHAS

Lessing Photo Archive    Box shaped reliquary in silver gilt with precious stones; Lombard era; end of the 8th century CE. see also 30-01-01/61    National Archeological Museum, Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Lessing Photo Archive Box shaped reliquary in silver gilt with precious stones; end of the century CE. see also National Archeological Museum, Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Would be beautiful as painted trim.

Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine. ca. Made in, Cologne, Germany. Champlevé and cloisonné enamel, copper alloy, gilt. Among the churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints.

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