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The Monymusk reliquary dates from and is one of the most precious objects in the National Museums Scotland collection.

Feast gear chest made for Sir Lex and Lady Cordell. By Raymond Hindle

Feast gear chest made for Sir Lex and Lady Cordell. By Raymond Hindle

Reliquary casket late 7th century Champleve enamel on bronze

The Emly Shrine Irish Reliquary casket late century Champleve enamel on bronze One of seven very small house-shaped shrines found. Housed in the MFA Boston's Medieval Room

The Monymusk Reliquary is an eighth century Scottish reliquary made of wood and metal characterized by an Insular fusion of Gaelic and Pictish design and Anglo-Saxon metalworking, probably by Ionan monks. Said to be the Brecbennoch of St. Columba (modern Gaelic Breac Bannoch or "embossed peaked-thing"), a sacred battle ensign of the Scottish army, used for saintly assistance, but is now thought not to be the object mentioned in historical records. Very few Insular reliquaries survive.

The Monymusk Reliquary is an eighth century Scottish reliquary made of wood and…

Made in Scotland or Ireland toward the end of the eighth century, the original purpose of Ranvaik’s chest had been to house the bones of a Christian saint. (Photo: National Museum of Denmark)

Now housed in the Danish National Museum, this beautiful reliquary of Irish-type was most likely stolen during Viking raids on Ireland or Scotland. It dates from the century AD and is made from yew wood encased in decorative panels of bronze and.

Reliquary, 13th century France

Reliquary Date: ca. Geography: Made in, Limoges, France Culture…

Reliquary Box with Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist, 1300s Byzantium, Constantinople, late Byzantine period, 14th century tempera and gold on wood,

Reliquary Box with Scenes from the Life of John the Baptist, Byzantium, Constantinople Culture: Byzantine century Material: Tempera and gold on wood Dimensions: × × 9 cm

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