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    Pre-Reliquary Baptism

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    In this technique, you first would engrave the design on the soft copper of the pre-reliquary chasse depicting the life of the saint whose relic was suppose to be contained within it along with other symbols that were associated to the saint. Engraving out the copper to construct the design would enable the metal worker to add the enamel into the carved out spots to produce the brightly colored designs. Enamel was powdered glass that came in different colors. In order to add the enamel onto the copper base, they would need to first crush the glass into power-like consistency and add water to form a liquid. They would then purify the colored enamel liquid to eliminate impurities from it. Using something similar to a modern day paintbrush, like a sharpened quill, the metal worker would color the carved in design with different colored…

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    Arm Reliquary Essay

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    Catholic world. The relics of saints represent the workings of God; and in medieval period, they were interpreted as God’s will and his forgiveness to the people or churches that owned and displayed the relics. Reliquaries, such as the Arm of Saint Louis of Toulouse and the Arm of Saint Luke, both from 1336 hold bone relics from saints. While relics of the Passion of Christ, such as the True Cross from the twelfth century…

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    Reliquaries are the containers that store and display relics. Since the relics themselves were considered to be valuable spiritual objects it is appropriate that they be enshrined in vessels, or reliquaries, crafted of or covered by gold, silver, ivory, gems, and enamel. These precious objects constituted a major form of artistic production across Europe and Byzantium throughout the middle Ages. Reliquaries were also fashioned into full-body statues; the distinction between the meaning of an…

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    display of the reliquary of the right arm of St. Valentine. This Medieval arm is a silver, sapphire and partial gilt piece of metal-work that was dated to the fourteenth century. It is a Swiss piece of artwork that was intended to house a relic. Reliquaries acted as caskets for greatly valued relics of influential individuals in society such as a religious figure or a saint. They are often an indication of what class or of what hierarchical standing a person was from. In this reliquary, the…

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    Korea Cultural Influence

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    traded, gifted and found in countries that relate to similar works in another. In Ancient China, the first of Buddhists receptacles have dated back to the late fourth century, and in about three centuries later, the same relics have been found in Korea. These receptacles are Buddhist Reliquaries, or more specifically Sarira caskets which are “relics of the historical Buddha.” (Herzog, Royal Ontario Museum Site). Buddhist Reliquaries from China, that have influenced Korea, demonstrate the…

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    Queen Edith was the sister of Harold and the queen of England. As a result, her loyalty would lie with her family and England. Queen Edith became adviser and friend to William because she wanted to keep her wealth and maintain her social status. If she was responsible for the artwork, it would not have been this highly biased towards the Normans. A Miraculous Reliquary 1. Bernard states that when he first saw the statue of Saint Faith he saw superstition and a vestige of the cult of demons. He…

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    The funeral figures of the Cameroon Grasslands, the Fang and the Kota are similar in usage, but take different forms. This is because of the placement of the communities. It is also because of the constant moving of the Fang and Kota communities, due to enemies pushing them out of the area. During the Cry-Die ceremony, which is Creole for funeral, people of the Cameroon Grasslands mourn the passing of a loved one. Elaborately beaded, cotton, crocheted hats worn by chiefs are worn. Other people…

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    Dark Ages Dbq

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    Repeatedly the church scammed its practicers into paying to see a relic that was completely fabricated. Most of the time, reliquaries in England were used as a ploy to make money, instead of for religious purposes. The people who observed these reliquaries were completely unaware of the fact that there was not a real holy object inside. In fact, these Catholics believed that they were honoring God by spending their money on relics. The money raised went straight to the church and the Vatican. On…

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    Conques Abbey is a remarkable monument that has been well-studied and discussed by scholars and art historians over the last few decades. The church has a very rich history spanning over several centuries, with the original monastery being built in the early ninth century to its last phase of construction which was completed in the early twelfth century. It is also known as an abbey because the church was a part of the monastery where the monks lived, prayed, and worked. Today, Conques Abbey and…

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    typical Rayonnant Gothic architecture such as: deep buttresses surmounted by pinnacles, crocketed gables around the roof-line and vast stained glass windows subdivided by bar tracery. No designer is known for this piece of architecture but, it was assumed in the 19th century that this work was done by Pierre de Montreuil. This theory was later dismissed in favor of either Jean de Chelles or Thomas de Cormont, who were both popular architects of their time.[3] The following assessment will…

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