Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013

Reliquary bag with lions

Reliquary bag with lions

late 1100s-1300s

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Cloth d’areste, weft-faced lozenge twill variant: silk and gold thread

Average: 8 x 36.9 cm (3 1/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1931.462.c

Location

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This silk bag originally held bits of mummified flesh or tissue which was labeled as being from Saint Bartholomew.

Description

This bag was originally inside of the portable altar commissioned by Countess Gertrude of Brunswick, one of the Guelph Treasure’s earliest and most sumptuous objects.

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