Reliquary of Saint Valentine

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$201 / $21000

3D Image

Geoffrey Marchal
by
published on 15 December 2021

Reliquary of Saint Valentine (inv. 1038), Four pinions-reliquaries, Atelier Mosan, circa 1180-1200, oak core, embossed copper, engraved and gilded, champlevé enamel and mixed enamel, brown varnish. Provenance: Saint-Servais de Maastricht church (Basilica of Saint Servatius), Netherlands. Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium).

These four reliquary gables were once exhibited in the choir of the Basilica of Saint Servatius on either side of the reliquary of Saint Servatius. The wooden framework housing the relics, visible on the back of these reliquaries, does not appear to date back to the 14th century. It is, therefore, not known whether these gables were designed from the start as independent reliquaries or whether, on the contrary, they were originally part of two complete reliquaries of which they would be the only remains.

Made of 220 pictures with CapturingReality.

For more updates, please consider to follow me on Twitter at @GeoffreyMarchal. (https://twitter.com/GeoffreyMarchal)

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Free for the World, Supported by You

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization. For only $5 per month you can become a member and support our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

Become a Member  

Cite This Work

APA Style

Marchal, G. (2021, December 15). Reliquary of Saint Valentine. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/539/reliquary-of-saint-valentine/

Chicago Style

Marchal, Geoffrey. "Reliquary of Saint Valentine." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 15, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/539/reliquary-of-saint-valentine/.

MLA Style

Marchal, Geoffrey. "Reliquary of Saint Valentine." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Dec 2021. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

Membership