Now in the Landes museum in Zurich. This reliquary was made

Now in the Landes museum in Zurich. This reliquary was made

3/6/2021, 4:44:12 PM
Now in the Landes museum in Zurich. This reliquary was made c. 1450 to house a relic of one of the Holy Innocents massacred on the orders of King Herod.⁣ It is rendered as a realistic silver foot wearing a gilded sandal. Although there are some pearls and a real garnet, most of the gems are in fact coloured glass imitations. A polished rock crystal window on the top of the foot reveals the relics contained within and a mother of pearl relief depicting the Presentation of the Virgin plugs the ankle.⁣

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