The curator of the exhibition, Nathaniel Silver, did not simply seek to reunite the four reliquaries
. He presents them as part of a tight group of 13 works (12 paintings and a drawing) by Fra Angelico in Italian and American public collections, which makes us look at the artist in an altogether fresh way.
In 1899, Isabella Stewart Gardner acquired one of the four reliquaries
: the mesmerizing "Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin." It was the first painting by Angelico to come to America.
The exhibit centers on a database of 2,000 Kota reliquaries
that Belgian researcher and computer engineer Frederic Cloth developed.
And certain kinds of reliquaries
, those that mimicked the shape of the body part contained within--called "speaking reliquaries
" by German historians--are the most interesting for the purposes of this investigation, especially arm reliquaries
, which for obvious reasons, share a connection to the outstretched arms in Imax ads (Fig.
(14) The relics themselves were contained in reliquaries
that were housed within a ninth-century cypress chest sponsored by Pope Leo III; this chest was inserted within the cavity of the altar and was secured by bronze doors and metal grating (figs.
I had trouble with one of my spoof reliquaries
on my very first appearance on Late Night Line Up with Joan Bakewell.
The unique vessels used in this practice have inspired me to make these containers, known collectively as reliquaries
, the focus of my art practice."
Cornelison probes the "miraculous power" of St Zenobius's relics and reliquaries
, in "When an Image Is a Relic: The Saint Zenobius Panel from Florence Cathedral," relating them to the Maestro del Bigallo's altar frontal and the decoration of the Saint Zenobius chapel.
Around them in small communities scattered through the dense rainforests were more than forty ethnic groups that made similar reliquaries
of their venerable ancestors.
The relics were enclosed in precious alabaster reliquaries
These works are combined with special displays created from the museum's extensive collection of objects, some previously unseen, including mourning jewellery, reliquaries
, funeral bills and execution plates.
The central focus of this book is the Buddhist reliquaries
which were found at Sanchi and other nearby stupa sites (Satdhara, Sonari, Bhojpur, and Andher) by Alexander Cunningham and F.