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relic-cloth / label

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1850,1127.1.d

  • Description

    Fragment of cloth that enclosed the relics of St Eucharius, Bishop of Trèves, found in the head reliquary of St Eustace; original vellum label.

  • Date

    • 1210 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        label
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Translation

        St Eucharius, Bishop of Trèves
  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2010-2011 17 Oct-6 Jan, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
    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

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1850,1127.1.d

Fragment of cloth that enclosed the relics of St Eucharius, Bishop of Trèves, found in the head reliquary of St Eustace; original vellum label.

Fragment of cloth that enclosed the relics of St Eucharius, Bishop of Trèves, found in the head reliquary of St Eustace; original vellum label.

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