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#1918: Neo-Gothic Reliquary of St. Peter's Chains (1895)

Photo 1918: Neo-Gothic Reliquary of St. Peter's Chains (1895) - Trier Cathedral Treasury

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Photo ID
1918
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Title
Neo-Gothic Reliquary of St. Peter's Chains (1895)
Caption
This reliquary enshrines two chain links of St. Peter, with which he was held prisoner in Jerusalem until an angel freed him. The links are the original relics that were venerated throughout the Middle Ages in Trier, but the original reliquary was melted down to fund the war against French Revolutionary troops. In 1895, goldsmith Josef Brems-Varain donated a new reliquary for the chain to the treasury. The design is based on the 14th-century St. Anne reliquary in the Cathedral Treasury.
Geotag
49.755982° N, 6.643901° E
Uploaded
November 17, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
800