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relic

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1850,1127.1.m

  • Description

    Relics; wood and bone; found in the head reliquary of St Eustace.

  • Date

    • 1210 (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • 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

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1850,1127.1.m

Fragments of bone found within the wooden core of the Reliquary of St Eustace discovered when the core was conserved in 1956. Attached to the fragments were small vellum labels. The whole group had been wrapped in cloth.

Fragments of bone found within the wooden core of the Reliquary of St Eustace discovered when the core was conserved in 1956. Attached to the fragments were small vellum labels. The whole group had been wrapped in cloth.

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