Medieval London

Reliquary Casket with Scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

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Title

Reliquary Casket with Scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

Subject

Devotional Objects, Ecclesiastical Objects

Description

This gilded reliquary casket, dated to the years immediately following St. Thomas Becket's canonization, display a narrative of Becket's life and martyrdom. Reliquaries often were used to assert the sanctity of the saint they were said to contain, as this reliquary casket does with Thomas Becket.

Date

High medieval period, late 12th century

Contributor

Jacqueline McConologue

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Reliquary Casket

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 7 x 4.7 cm

Files

MLOR Reliquary 3.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Reliquary Casket with Scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket,” Medieval London, accessed December 10, 2019, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/359.

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