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#1927: Lion on St. Andrew's Altar (c.980)

Photo 1927: Lion on St. Andrew's Altar (c.980) - Trier Cathedral Treasury

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Photo ID
1927
Credit
Title
Lion on St. Andrew's Altar (c.980)
Caption
Golden lion on St. Andrew's Portable Altar, made c.980 AD in Trier. The reliquary altar enshrines a sole of St. Andrew the Apostle's sandal, one of the relics said to have been brought from the Holy Land to Trier by Empress Helena in the 4th century. The splendid reliquary was commissioned by Archbishop Egbert (977-93), who had a special devotion to Saint Andrew.
Geotag
49.755982° N, 6.643901° E
Uploaded
November 17, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800