- Museum number
Cotton wadding found in the head reliquary of St Eustace.
- Production date
- 1210 (circa)
- Curator's comments
- The existence of the inner wooden head was not discovered until 1956 when the silver case was being cleaned. The relic compartment was then opened, and a number of fragments of bone wrapped in cloth and identified by vellum `relic tituli' were found which had clearly not been disturbed hitherto. The relics were returned to Basle, but the vellum `tituli', cloth fragments and cotton wadding were retained by the Museum.
Found in 1850,1127.1
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001 30 Nov-2002 24 Feb, Germany, Munich, Bavarian National Museum, Der Basler Münsterschatz
2001 13 Jul-21 Oct, Switzerland, Basel, Historisches Museum, Der Basler Münsterschatz
2001 26 Feb-27 May, USA, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Treasures of the Basel Cathedral
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number