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a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)

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Alisa LaGamma, the Met's African art curator who, in 2007, curated "Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary" and curated the Kongo exhibit, insisted in a phone interview that the sculpture isn't a reliquary.
The silver reliquary has no hallmark, because Catholic craftsmen at the time kept a low profile, but has been dated to the time of the Plot while the eyeball has been studied by a surgeon.
A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary will give you chills this Halloween.
A mystery: This silver box, likely a Catholic reliquary, contains bone fragments.
The monastery and the inscription, depicting the fact that reliquary of St.
Church custodian Franca Corrieri said she found a broken window early on Sunday and when police entered the building they found the gold reliquary and a crucifix was missing.
Thieves stole one reliquary which contained the blood of the former pontiff.
One of the relics is housed in a golden statue, while the other is in a smaller hand-held reliquary.
Along with other veristic bodypart art works, such as AD 1-800 Peruvian head vessels, that Jeffrey Quilter argues serve as "technologies of enchantment by momentarily convincing viewers that they are looking at a living person," the hyperreal arm reliquary is also invested with social agency, performing different roles depending on the context of their display (Quilter 2007 138).
She said: "The chest and manuscripts are no longer there, but it was these that inspired me to create a modern-day version of Saxon reliquary boxes.
But rather than suggest that Smithson's work was influenced or informed by this tradition, the comparison instead presents a challenge to apply one to the other: The logic of the pilgrim's box brings into focus the logic of Smithson's non-site, and the artist's writings on the non-sites help illuminate the function of the reliquary.
Among the most important of these articles is the Sakal-y E[currency]erif, a strand of hair reportedly from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad which is kept in a glass reliquary.
The county, which is just outside Albany, voted to give $750 in taxpayer money to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, which describes itself as "a natural reliquary sanctified to the blood of the martyrs, a place of peace and reconciliation that the Auriesville saints procured.
Alleged relics of St Valentine also lie at the reliquary of Roquemaure in France, in the Stephansdom in Vienna, in Balzan in Malta and also in Blessed John Duns Scotus' church in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Scotland.
Thus, the plates from an Irish house-shaped reliquary elegantly engraved with curvilinear ornament (pl.