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Reliquary Arm-Kimbell Museum  French  12th century    c. 1150–1200 (crystal possibly added in the 15th century)        Silver, champlevé enamel on copper, gilt bronze, wood core, glass cabochons, and crystal        24 7/16 x 6 x 3 7/8 in. (62.1 x 15.3 x 9.9 cm)        AP 1979.25

Reliquary Arm-Kimbell Museum French 12th century c. 1150–1200 (crystal possibly added in the 15th century) Silver, champlevé enamel on copper, gilt bronze, wood core, glass cabochons, and crystal 24 7/16 x 6 x 3 7/8 in. (62.1 x 15.3 x 9.9 cm) AP 1979.25

Reliquiario di San Biagio (inizio XVI secolo, chiesa di San Lorenzo, Brescia)

Reliquiario di San Biagio (inizio XVI secolo, chiesa di San Lorenzo, Brescia)

The head of St. Catherine of Siena, the patron saint of Italy, and from all accounts, quite a spitfire in her day.

Reliquary containing the Head of St. Catherine of Siena, Basilica of San Domenico, Siena, Italy. For more than six centuries Siena has jealousy kept wathc over the sacred head of St. Catherine in the Basilica.

Buste reliquaire de sainte Victoire, d'une des Onze mille Vierges et d'une sainte anonyme. Vers 1500-1510, provient de l'église Saint-Jacques d'Abbeville

Buste reliquaire de sainte Victoire, d'une des Onze mille Vierges et d'une sainte anonyme. Vers 1500-1510, provient de l'église Saint-Jacques d'Abbeville

The Holy Tooth of Saint Apollonia - Cathedral of Porto, Portugal    St Apollonia is the special intercessor for those with tooth troubles ie: you pray to her and she asks God to stop your tooth hurting.

The Holy Tooth of Saint Apollonia - Cathedral of Porto, Portugal. St Apollonia is the special intercessor for those with tooth troubles ie: you pray to her and she asks God to stop your tooth hurting.

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