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#2344: Reliquary of Saint Foy (c.1100)

Photo 2344: Reliquary of Saint Foy (c.1100) - Conques Abbey

Photo Details

Photo ID
2344
Date
2008-07-07
Location
Conques Abbey
Description
This box contained the relics of St. Foy that were not placed in the back of her golden statue. Dating from the early 12th century, the wooden box is covered with beautiful hammered leather and enamel decoration. It was discovered in the masonry of the choir in 1875; it is believed to have been hidden there in 1590. After being repaired, the reliquary was transferred to the cathedral of Rodez for a novena, then brought back in procession to Conques (a distance of 25 miles) on the shoulders of the clergy.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
5.36 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
44.598967° N, 2.397723° E
Date Digitized
July 7, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 1, 2009
Credit
David Joyal