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Becket Casket (c. 1180): Entombment

Becket Casket (c. 1180): Entombment

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Image ID
7561
Title
Becket Casket (c. 1180): Entombment
Caption
Detail of a reliquary casket made in Limoges, France, to hold relics of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered by knights in his cathedral in 1170. Many Becket caskets were produced in Limoges; this is probably the earliest to survive. Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Coordinates
51.4965880° N, 0.1721980° W
Resolution
5464 x 3643 pixels
File Size
16.16 MB
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO
800
Credit
Holly Hayes
Copyright Status
All Rights Reserved
Date Created
October 13, 2010
Date Uploaded
March 24, 2011

Detail of a reliquary casket made in Limoges, France, to hold relics of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered by knights in his cathedral in 1170. Many Becket caskets were produced in Limoges; this is probably the earliest to survive. Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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