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Reliquary:a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept.  This reliquary is early 19th century with a rock crystal from the years 1175-1200, found in the Meuse Valley )present -day Belgium).  It was sid to once held relics of St. Margaret, St. Philip the Apostle,  St. Catherine and Bishop Valerius.

Gilded copper, rock crystal, glass, and parchment. The core of this opulent reliquary contains a large late twelfth-century rock crystal with engraved vine scroll patterns.

Reliquaire argent or pierres précieuses perles Suédois détail

Reliquary of St Elizabeth, silver, gold, gemstones and pearls, detail

Saint Agatha 14th century reliquary bust Italy

Giovanni Di Bartolo, Reliquary bust of Saint Agatha, XIV cent.

Reliquary for the head of Saint Stanislaus by Marcin Marciniec, 1504, Muzeum Skarbca Katedralnego

Reliquary for the head of Saint Stanislaus by Marcin Marciniec, Muzeum Skarbca Katedralnego

Couronne-reliquaire dite de saint Louis 3e quart du 13e. Provenance : couvent des Dominicains de Liège. Offerte par saint Louis aux Dominicains de Liège. Ancienne collection des princes de Saxe   PRODUCTION SITE Liège (ville) (origine) Meuse (vallée) (origine) site de production incertain DISCOVERY SITE Liège (ville) (origine) provenance incertaine TECHNIC/MATERIAL semi-precious stone , silver (metal)

Couronne-reliquaire dite de saint Louis 3e quart du 13e. Provenance : couvent des Dominicains de Liège. Offerte par saint Louis aux Dominicains de Liège. Ancienne collection des princes de Saxe PRODUCTION SITE Liège (ville) (origine) Meuse (vallée) (origine) site de production incertain DISCOVERY SITE Liège (ville) (origine) provenance incertaine TECHNIC/MATERIAL semi-precious stone , silver (metal)

Funerary Crown of Gustav Vasa 1560  Sweden/Uppsala/Uppsala Cathedral Museum

CROWN~Funerary Crown of Gustav Vasa 1560 Sweden/Uppsala/Uppsala Cathedral Museum

reliquary St. Servatius

reliquary St. Servatius

Relics play a major role in the consecration of a church. Description from english.my-definitions.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Golden arm reliquaries like the one in The Relic Hunters and the Golden Arm.

Relics containing thorns from Jesus' crown, a vial of milk from the breast of the virgin Mary and a piece of the true cross.

If you look closely in this photo you can see some thorns from Jesus' crown, a vial of milk from the breast of the virgin Mary and a piece of the true cross.

The oldest surviving crown of an English queen, 1370-80. Gold, enamel, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, pearls. Recorded in England in a list of jewels and plate drawn up in 1399. Probably belonged to King Edward III or Anne of Bohemia, the wife of King Richard II, who was deposed that year by Henry IV. Henry's daughter, Princess Blanche, married the Palatine Elector Ludwig III in 1402 and the crown passed to the Palatine Treasury in Heidelberg as part of her dowry.

The oldest surviving crown of an English queen, Probably belonged to Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II, who was deposed by Henry IV.

10th century Imperial Crown of Conrad II

Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, century; in the treasury of Hofburg palace, Schatzkammer, Vienna.

19th century reliquary of The Holy Crown of Jesus Christ, preserved at Notre-Dame, Paris.

century reliquary of The Holy Crown of Jesus Christ, preserved at Notre-Dame, Paris

Reliquaries for a piece of the cloth of Virgin Mary (left) and of Saint Anne, her mother, made in multicoloured stones by Ottavio Miseroni after 1618 on order for the very pious Empress Anna, wife of Emperor Matthias I, brother and successor of Rudolf II. The pieces have a height to 30cm and are made with chalcedony, agate, jasper, carnelian, rock crystal, lapis lazuli, and decorated with diamonds, rubies, pearls, gold and enamelled gilded silver. Now in the KHM in Vienna

Reliquaries for a piece of the cloth of Virgin Mary (left) and of Saint Anne, her mother, made in multicoloured stones by Ottavio Miseroni after 1618 on order for the very pious Empress Anna, wife of Emperor Matthias I, brother and successor of Rudolf II.

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