Apr 7, 2017
Apr 7, 2017

Relic of the Stone which Supported the Cross

Relic of the Stone which Supported the Cross

c. 1045

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Limestone, felted fiber

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

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The accompanying parchment identifies the piece of limestone as a portion of the block used to support the Holy Cross on Mount Golgotha.


This relic is housed 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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