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Reliquary Reliquary

Bronze reliquary ornamented with a crucifixion figure in high relief, European Romanesque in style, Scottish work, from Kilmichael-Glassary, Argyllshire, late 12th century

Reliquary Reliquary

Reliquary, known as the Coigrich, or crosier shrine, of St Fillan of Glendochart, silver gilt, 15th-century, incorporating earlier work

Reliquary / locket Reliquary / locket

Silver gilt reliquary in the form of a locket, shaped like a Maltese Cross, from Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire, 15th century

Reliquary Reliquary

Monymusk Reliquary consisting of a rectangular casket and lid in the form of a roof, made from wood, copper alloy, silver, enamel and blue glass, decorated with intertwined animals, and possibly once containing a relic of St Columba, from around the 8th century AD

Reliquary / mount / fragment Reliquary / mount / fragment

Bronze fragment, possibly of an Irish reliquary mount, reused as a strap end, from Freswick Links, Caithness

Reliquary Reliquary

Copper alloy scarab beetle coffin surmounted by the figure of a scarab: Ancient Egyptian, Late Period, c.664 - 332 BC

Chorten Chorten

Chorten (relic holder) of brass, with ridged steeple over bell-shaped dome, miniature metal versions of the chorten (Buddhist monuments) also contained relics or precious substances: Tibet, 19th century AD

Bieri Bieri

Bieri (guardian figure) of carved hardwood with black oily patina, male bust with plain straight torso and arms akimbo on cylindrical base, fitting as stopper in cylindrical reliquary box of blackened bark, used to contain ancestral bones: Central Africa, Gabon, Middle Ogowe River, Fang people, late 19th to early 20th century

Reliquary Reliquary

Reliquary of gadrooned and chased silver with a cylindrical glass body, with cherub heads at sides of glass: Italian, Venice, mark of the controller of the mint; winged lion's head above the initials MP, late 17th to mid 18th century

Reliquary casket Reliquary casket

Reliquary casket, of copper alloy, champlevé enamels and gilding, decorated with the Journey and Adoration of the Magi or Wise Men: French, Limoges, early 13th century

Reliquary Reliquary

Reliquary of house shrine form, oblong body with hinged 'roof' lid, embossed with diamond pattern, centre line applied with gilt or gold insets, by Adrian Hope, hallmarked Edinburgh

Reliquary Reliquary

Silver heart-shaped pendant reliquary for James VII and II (James II of England), containing human skin alleged to be from his pericardium, undated, probably early 18th century

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