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Relics and Reliquaries

Relics and Reliquaries

Works of Art (21)

Arm Reliquary, 13th century, with 15th-century additions, French, Silver, silver-gilt, glass and rock-crystal cabochons over wood core (17.190.353)
Bursa Reliquary, early 900s, North Italian, Bone, copper-gilt, wood (53.19.2)
Chasse of Champagnat, ca. 1150, French; Made in Limoges, Gilded copper and champlevé enamel (17.190.685-87, 695, 710-11)
Chasse with the Crucifixion and Christ in Majesty, ca. 1180–90, Made in Limoges, France, Copper: engraved, chiseled, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and light green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red on exterior (17.190.514)
Crib of the Infant Jesus, 15th century, South Netherlandish; Made in Brabant, Carved and polychromed oak, copper gilt, silver gilt, painted parchment, and silk embroidered with seed pearls, gold thread, tinsel, and translucent enamels (1974.121a–d)
Inscribed reliquary donated by King Indravarman, dated 5–6 A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bajaur Valley, Schist (1987.142.70a,b)
Plaque with Saint Aemilian, ca. 1060–80, Master Engelram and his son Redolfo, Spain (Logroño), Elephant ivory inlaid with glass (1987.89)
Reliquary (?) with scenes from the life of the Buddha, ca. 10th century, India (Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir) or Pakistan, Bone with traces of color and gold paint (1985.392.1)
Reliquary Arm, ca. 1230, South Netherlandish, Silver over oak; hand: bronze-gilt; appliqué plaques: silver-gilt, niello and cabochon stones (47.101.33)
Reliquary Bust of Saint Balbina, ca. 1520–30, Made in possibly Brussels, Belgium, South Netherlandish, Painted and gilded oak (67.155.23)
Reliquary Bust of Saint Juliana, ca. 1376, Circle of Giovanni di Bartolo (Italian, Sienese), Italian, Copper, gilding, gesso, and tempera paint (61.266)
Reliquary Casket with Scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, ca. 1173–80, English or German, Silver with niello, gemstone (17.190.520)
Reliquary Cross with Saint George, 800–1200, Byzantine, Copper alloy (2000.526.2)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1180, Made in Limoges, France, Silver gilt, rock crystal, glass cabochons; wood core (2002.18)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1366–1400, Italian, the Marches, Translucent enamel, silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, glass, and iron (17.190.498)
Reliquary Figure, 19th–20th century, Fang peoples; Gabon, Wood, metal, oil patina (1978.412.441)
Reliquary in the Shape of a Sarcophagus, carved 400–600, Byzantine, Marble (2002.483.3a,b)
Reliquary of Mary Magdalene, 14th and 15th century, Made in Tuscany, Italy, Gilded copper, gilded silver, rock crystal, verre églomisé (17.190.504)
Reliquary of the True Cross (Staurotheke), late 8th–early 9th century, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello (17.190.715ab)
Reliquary Pendant, 1174–77, English, Gold (63.160)
Reliquary Shrine, second quarter of 14th century, Attributed to Jean de Touyl (French), Made in Paris, Gilt-silver, translucent enamel, paint (62.96)