Holy Thorn Reliquary

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Title

Holy Thorn Reliquary

Subject

Last Judgement scene with Christ enthroned, God, the Twelve Apostles, angels

Description

Inscription reading 'Ista est una spinea corone / Domine nostri ihesu christi,’ or 'This is a thorn from the crown of Our Lord Jesus Christ.'

Contains thorn from Crown of Thorns worn by Christ during Crucifixion

Creator

Unknown, commissioned by King Louis IX of France for Jean, Duke of Berry, Gothic and Romanesque elements

Source

British Museum, originally located in Paris, France.

"The Holy Thorn Reliquary." British Museum. Accessed March 31, 2018.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=42845&partId=1.

Photo Source: "The Holy Thorn Reliquary." British Museum. Accessed March 31, 2018.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=42845&partId=1.

Publisher

British Museum

Date

Before 1397 CE

Format

Pure gold, enamel, pearls, rubies, and sapphires

Size: 30 cm tall

Type

Sculpture reliquary

Files

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Citation

Unknown, commissioned by King Louis IX of France for Jean, Duke of Berry, Gothic and Romanesque elements, “Holy Thorn Reliquary,” Medieval Art, accessed May 20, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/medievalart/items/show/57.