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Historical Archive: Ecclesiastical and Religious Metalwork, all 13th century and undifferentiated 14th century


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ostensorium made from several gemstone vessels, 13th c., Osnabrück diocesan museum. For detail see Osnabrück.
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St. Peter on Edward the Confessor ampulla from Westminster Abbey, 13th c., lead, MoL 81.475
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St. Leonard blessing a prisoner, manacles on wall, 13th-14th c., from Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, France, lead alloy, MoL 82.8/13
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"Sainte Coupe": covered cup (ciborium), gilded silver, c.1200, England?, Sens CT. This work has its own page.
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Tablet reliquary transformed into a mirror; silver, copper, wood; Mosan c.1200, MRAH V.2132
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reliquary casket from Moûtiers-en-Tarentaise, silver gilt, rock crystal, other gems, pearls, ivory; c.1200, poss. north France; with 10th-c. Fatimid crystal panels, Cluny Cl.11661. For details see Cluny.
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Thomas Becket ampulla, early 13th c., lead alloy, MoL 92.73/1
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reliquary base, gilt bronze, enamel, and silver gilt with Carolingian crystal, early 13th c., TMA 50.287. For crystal detail see TMA.
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Monstrance from Aywières, silver gilt, crystal and other gems, early 13th c. Mosan, cross 14th c., MRAH 2875. For details see MRAH.
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Eleanor Vase, band with amethysts prob. first half/mid-13th c., enamel medallions 14th c., Louvre MR 340. This work has its own page.
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book cover: Christ in Majesty, copper gilt and enamel 21.3 x 11.2 cm., France c.1210, NGA 1961.9.182. This work has its own page.
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reliquary châsse plaque: Crucifixon and St. Thomas Becket, copper gilt and enamel, Master G. Alpais and workshop (French), c.1220-1225, CMA 1951.449
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bronze bell 1221-29, Kloster Wienhausen, which has its own pages
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Adoration of the Magi, gilt copper/enamel/rock crystal reliquary, Limoges c.1225-50, Hermitage Ф-181. For side view see Hermitage.
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font, copper alloy c.1226, Hildesheim Cathedral. This work has its own page.
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Reliquary cross, silver gilt and gems on wood core, Hugo de Walcourt c.1230, MRAH 3214. This work has its own page.
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Becket ampulla, mid 13th c., lead alloy, MoL TL74[2532]<1671>
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Thomas Becket ampulla shaped as the ship that brought him to England, with enthroned saint blessing, mid/late 13th c., tin alloy, MoL 84.407
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Vatnås reliquary, copper gilt on wood core, Norway c.1250-1300, Copenhagen, National Museum 9085. For details see Copenhagen.
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reliquary crown, silver gilt and gems, Mosan c. 1260-70, Louvre OA 9445. For details see Louvre.
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arm reliquary of St. Pantaleon, Rhenish late 13th c., gilded silver, WAM 57.688. This work has its own page.
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St. Eloi (Eligius) hammering at an anvil, horse, pilgrim giving a trindle (coiled candle), late 13th c., lead alloy, MoL 87.14/2
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Tablet reliquary, late 13th-c. Mount Athos or Venice; cedar wood, copper alloy, horn, silver, manuscript, glass, beads, gems; MRAH 3225. This work has its own page.
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reliquary of St. Lawrence's finger, late 13th to early 14th c. France, copper and gilded silver, Louvre
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chalice, 14th c., HNM
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reliquary apple, 14th c. France, silver, niello, and gilt, Louvre OA 6712. For details see Louvre.
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tablet reliquaries, 14th c., Maastricht, Sint Servaas treasury. For detail see Maastricht.
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Thomas Becket reliquary, 14th c., lead alloy, MoL 86.202/3
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Thomas Becket bust reliquary, 14th-c. tin/lead pilgrimage badge, CHM
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Thomas Becket ampulla, 14th c, lead alloy, MoL 8778
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mount in silver and gems as reliquary, 14th c.: ivory situla, 2nd quarter of 12th c. Rhineland, MRAH 2. For detail see MRAH.
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14th-c. seal matrix, convent of St. Vitus at Elten am Rhein, silver, SMBMünz 18239326, which has its own page
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ring with John the Baptist, garnet/gold/niello/enamel, 14th c., KHM XII 168, which has its own page
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Thomas Becket returning from exile, stone badge mold, 14th c., BM 1890,1002.1. For related badge see BM.
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Reliquary icon: conversion to reliquary with horn 14th/15th-c. Germany; frame silver gilt on wood, Constantinople 11th/12th c.; Nativity ivory, Venice?, 12th/13th c. Louvre OA 11399. This work has its own page.