Reliquaries sentence example
The parish church, dating from the 13th century, possesses several richly decorated reliquaries of the 12th to 15th centuries.
The earlier monstrances followed the usual shape of these reliquaries, viz.
The monument, after repeatedly resisting the violence of curiosity, was broken into in 1810 by the French soldiery; the statue was mutilated, and the yellow hair was cut from the broken skeleton, to be preserved in reliquaries and blown away by the wind.
Sacred images were not the only specimens of glyptic art produced in these six centuries; reliquaries, bells, vases, incenseburners, candlesticks, lanterns, decorated arms and armour, and many other objects, showing no less mastery of design and execution, have reached us.
The treasure, preserved in the former chapter-house, is rich in reliquaries, vestments and other objects of medieval church.Advertisement
Its composer would seem to have been a disciple of Walahf rid; for his interests are not confined to the churches, their reliquaries, and the ecclesiastical ceremonial of saint-days, but he takes a pleasure in transcribing ancient inscriptions.
Within the church are the iron crown of Lombardy, supposed to have been beaten out of one of the nails used at the Crucifixion, and the treasury containing the relics of Theodelinda, comprising her crown, fan and comb of gold, and the golden hen and seven chickens, representing Lombardy and her seven provinces, and crosses, reliquaries, &c., of the Lombard and Gothic periods.
They are both of gold, and seem to be the covering plates of small pendant reliquaries about 1 in.
It is an attractive affair, in all its pomp, with the seven reliquaries carried on stout shoulders one after the other.
Silver-gilt reliquaries would be appropriate gifts to a royal court.Advertisement
These are housed in a pair of ancient silver reliquaries, kept in a tomb near the altar.