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Relic holder of a part of the skulls of St. John the Baptist, made in Prague, considered a masterpiece of Gothic sculpture.

This Sunday, I visited the monastery of St. Marienstern (Mary's Star) in Panschwitz-Kuckau, in the Lusatia region of Germany.

Reliquary-arm of a female saint French, late 14th century MFA Boston

Reliquary-arm of a female saint French, late century MFA Boston

#MetKids Fun Fact: Heads up! A reliquary is a container for relics, or holy objects. This one used to hold the skull of Saint Yrieix[ee-ree-AY], who lived over 1500 years ago. There is a grate on top that lets you peek inside. | Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix, ca. 1220–40, with later grill. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.352a, b)

Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix Date: ca. with later grill Geography: Made in Limoges, France Culture: French Medium: Silver and gilded silver with rock crystal, gems, and glass

RELICARIO EN PLATA A MODO DE FILIGRANA CON DOBLE CARA DE FINALES DEL SIGLO XVIII

RELICARIO EN PLATA A MODO DE FILIGRANA CON DOBLE CARA DE FINALES DEL SIGLO XVIII

Relikwieën van #heiligen / #Relic of Saints / #Reliques des saints

Relikwieën van / of Saints / des saints

Pied reliquaire de Saint Colomban, un moine irlandais qui créa la via Francigena…

“The Cathedral of Basel sits on a high bluff overlooking the Rhine. The Cathedral treasury had been thoroughly ransacked. A single relic remained in the Treasury. This was the foot of one of the Holy.

Relics demonstrate how insignificant remnants of the dead can still carry the 'essence' of them, so long as there is somebody to give them that value, or else they just become just another bone.

Could make this with a test tube and two caps from Crown Royal bottles.

A crowned head, a female saint, member of a royal family. Reliquary of embossed copper, gilded, enamel, semi-precious stones (late 13th)   Medieval arform goldwork  Sammlungen des Stifes,Melk,Austria

A crowned head, a female saint, member of a royal family. Reliquary of embossed copper, gilded, enamel, semi-precious stones (late 13th) Medieval arform goldwork Sammlungen des Stifes,Melk,Austria

Busto relicario de San Baudime  1150-1200  cobre dorado sobre alma de madera  Iglesia de Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Nectaire  En el ámbito artístico, orfebrería románica jugó una parte considerable no sólo en el nacimiento y desarrollo de la escultura monumental, sino también en la formación de artistas. La reputación de los orfebres cruzó fronteras y sus obras se cita a menudo como modelos. Trabajo repujado era una de las técnicas más modernas con los orfebres, ya que dictó el alivio mejor en…

Unknown Goldsmith French Reliquary Bust of St Baudime Copper-gilt over wooden core Church of Saint-Nectaire Saint-Nectaire French

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