Circular Reliquary with Domed Roof and Relics of Saints Godehard and Bernward

A work made of silver gilt and rock crystal.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver gilt and rock crystal.

Date:

1375/1400

Artist:

German, Brunswick (Braunschweig)

About this artwork

This reliquary monstrance displaying relics of Saint Anne and of Saints Bernward and Godehard of Hildesheim was part of the so-called Welfenschatz, or Guelph Treasure, from the collegiate church of Saint Blaise in Braunschweig, Germany. This collection of luxury liturgical objects dating from the 11th to the 15th centuries was assembled under the patronage of the Brunons and the Guelphs, families who served as the Dukes of Saxony in the Middle Ages. The treasure remained largely intact into the twentieth century. An inventory drawn up in 1482 listed 140 items, of which around 70 survive today.

On View

Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance, Gallery 236

Title

Circular Reliquary with Domed Roof and Relics of Saints Godehard and Bernward

Origin

Brunswick

Date

1350–1400

Medium

Silver gilt and rock crystal

Dimensions

H: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Kate S. Buckingham

Reference Number

1938.1957

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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