23 juin 2011

'Treasures of Heaven saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe' @ British Museum

Holy thorn reliquary, Paris, France. About 130 - 97. Gold, enamel, rock crystal, pearls, rubies, sapphires. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- This major exhibition brings together for the first time some of the finest sacred treasures of the medieval age. It features over 150 objects drawn from more than 40 institutions including the Vatican, European church treasuries, museums from the USA and Europe and the British Museum’s own pre-eminent collection. Where heaven and earth meet It was during the medieval period... [Lire la suite]