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Heiliges Grab als liturgisches Gerät (Altarkreuz und Hostienbehältnis); Inventarnummer: KG159: Datierung: Mitte (?) 12. Jh.; Ort: Sachsen/Niedersachsen; Material/Technik: Bronze, gegossen, graviert, ziseliert; Maße: H. 24 cm; B. 16 cm; T. 8,6 cm; GERMANISCHES NATIONALMUSEUM

A medieval tabernacle from Cologne: Base of tabernacle with metal underside removed, revealing an attribution note from 1855 This object, made around 1180 A.D.

Reliquary of the Virgin and Saints. This type of reliquary, sometimes called bursa or "purse-shaped," originated in Germany and Austria in the 13th century. On the back is a long inscription that lists all the relics once contained inside. In the Middle Ages, it was not unusual to combine many relics in one container, thereby increasing the number of saints who could potentially intercede to help answer the prayers of the faithful. Date: late century (Medieval). Walters Art Museum

Germany, 14th century-15th century. Bronze. Statuette of a fool or jester playing on a bagpipe, mounted on an hexagonal pedestal which was originally the base of a candlestick.