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Reliquary Châsse, ca. 1180French (Limoges)Copper gilt with champlevé enamel, and cabochon crystals
"A reliquary châsse contains the relics of a saint. The gabled roof  and overall form of the châsse echo the shape of a small church. This  chasse is richly adorned with colored enamel produced in the champlevé  technique. The central design illustrates the Crucifixion of Christ,  flanked by Mary and St. John."

Reliquary Châsse, ca. 1180
French (Limoges)
Copper gilt with champlevé enamel, and cabochon crystals

"A reliquary châsse contains the relics of a saint. The gabled roof and overall form of the châsse echo the shape of a small church. This chasse is richly adorned with colored enamel produced in the champlevé technique. The central design illustrates the Crucifixion of Christ, flanked by Mary and St. John."

travellingthroughhistory:

Speaking of museums, my very own British Museum is in the midst of its current exhibition about medieval European relics.

I’m going to visit it this weekend - so excited!

There was a very interesting post on the BM Blog about the St Baudime reliquary arriving at the museum.

Relics!…

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