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#9479: St. Andrew's Altar (c. 980)

Photo 9479: St. Andrew's Altar (c. 980) - Trier Cathedral Treasury

Photo Details

Photo ID
9479
Date
2010-11-29
Location
Trier Cathedral Treasury
Description
St. Andrew's Portable Altar, made in Trier, c. 980. 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 reliquary was commissioned by Archbishop Egbert of Trier (977-93), who had a special devotion to Saint Andrew.
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Resolution
5399 x 3583 px
File Size
11.70 MB
ISO
500
Geotag
49.755982° N, 6.643901° E
Date Uploaded
January 3, 2012
Credit
Holly Hayes