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#1929: St. Matthew on St. Andrew's Altar (c.980)

Photo 1929: St. Matthew on St. Andrew's Altar (c.980) - Trier Cathedral Treasury

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Photo ID
1929
Credit
Title
St. Matthew on St. Andrew's Altar (c.980)
Caption
Enamel panel of St. Matthew the Evangelist on St. Andrew's Portable Altar, made c.980 AD in Trier. This fascinating reliquary altar enshrines a sole of St. Andrew the Apostle's sandal. This relic is one of those 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