Alisa LaGamma, the Met's African art curator who, in 2007, curated "Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary
" and curated the Kongo exhibit, insisted in a phone interview that the sculpture isn't a reliquary
The silver reliquary
has no hallmark, because Catholic craftsmen at the time kept a low profile, but has been dated to the time of the Plot while the eyeball has been studied by a surgeon.
A mystery: This silver box, likely a Catholic reliquary
, contains bone fragments.
The monastery and the inscription, depicting the fact that reliquary
Church custodian Franca Corrieri said she found a broken window early on Sunday and when police entered the building they found the gold reliquary
and a crucifix was missing.
The police found out a gold reliquary
, as well as a crucifix, was missing.
Both the reliquary
and cinema play on the idea of the signifier standing in for the missing body (a bone fragment for the bodily saint; a star's close-up for the flesh and blood actor).
Topkapy Palace is also home to a casket containing soil from the tomb of the Prophet, a reliquary
thought to contain one of his teeth (Dendan-y Saadet) and locks from the Kaaba.
In relation to his examination of a gemmed cross reliquary
that supposedly once contained the circumcised foreskin of Christ, Grisar noted that relics are not infallible and errors relating to the accuracy of specific objects can occur and be repeated over time; such involuntary mistakes should not, however, discredit the general authority of the Church.
Even the somewhat later and more naturalistic Bohemian silver-gilt Reliquary
with the Man of Sorrows (4347-49), from the Waiters' permanent collection, could be said to mediate between the earthly environment of the viewer and the sacred realm of the True Cross (as Jesus's own crucifix is known), fragments of which were believed to have been deposited inside the central figure, although none remains extant.
These exhibits include the sacred tooth relics of Lord Buddha, Kanishka Relic Casket from Shah-Ji-Ki-Dheri, stone reliquary
in stupa shape and a golden Casket.
Yesterday during the Mass, Benedict received a silver reliquary
holding a vial of blood taken from John Paul during his final hospitalisation.