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

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

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9479
Credit
Title
St. Andrew's Altar (c. 980)
Caption
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.
Geotag
49.755982° N, 6.643901° E
Uploaded
January 3, 2012
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO
500