are commonly of metal, and provided with a lock to prevent
Two monumental altarpieces, an intricate series of panels from his Silver Chest (Armadio degli Argenti), a precious triptych for private devotion, and nine predella scenes join the four reliquaries
in a dramatic installation evocative of their Renaissance context.
Galleries lining the museum's ancient corridors feature four centuries' worth of artifacts, from enormous, intricately carved cabinets used to store the clergy's silken vestments, to priceless chalices and reliquaries
made of precious metals and encrusted with gemstones.
The wide range of subjects covered includes ivories, wood carvings, alabaster, architectural sculpture, caskets, reliquaries
, and questions of imagery and iconography.
One has to be very specific about how one uses the term 'reliquary' The Kongo power figures are not reliquaries
It's hardly Felicity's fault that severed body parts start showing up in ancient holy reliquaries
Relics of saints and other holy figures are often displayed in reliquaries
to be venerated by the Catholic faithful.
belong to categories of religious objects that appeal directly to spectators' emotions, and that exploit the rhetorical power of visual images to move the viewer to piety.
The trip to the British Museum to see the Medieval Reliquaries
exhibition and the visit to the Heraldry exhibition in Cumberland Lodge at Great Windsor Park were planned but our stay in the Oxford village of Blewbury was made more interesting when we discovered that we had rented an apartment where Wind in the Willows was written.
As Treasures of Heaven boldly shows us, the history of relics and reliquaries
is a history of devotion, artistic skill, hope, and even persecution.
The series of investigations and resulting publications of the Sancta Sanctorum and its treasure of reliquaries
, relics, and icon that took place between 1903 and 1908 therefore demonstrate an important turning point in the Church's attitude toward the medieval chapel's sanctified space.
Under Calvin's authority in Geneva, hundreds of intricately crafted reliquaries
were summarily destroyed along with their contents, ostensibly the physical remains or personal effects of sanctified individuals.