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#2333: Portable Altar of Begon (1100)

Photo 2333: Portable Altar of Begon (1100) - Conques Abbey

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Photo ID
2333
Credit
Title
Portable Altar of Begon (1100)
Caption
Bearing an inscription indicating it was commissioned by Abbot Begon in 1100, this portable altar is made of porphyry and has a hollow cavity for a relic of the True Cross. It is framed by gilded silver, with portraits of St. Foy, Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other saints around the edges.
Geotag
44.599242° N, 2.398131° E
Uploaded
December 1, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1600