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Reliquary figure, Medieval, probably 13th century

Reliquary figure, Medieval, probably 13th century Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service Archaeology Section at Chester Road, Winchester in 1976 The figure, that of a saint, was one of perhaps six once fixed to the lid of a wooden casket reliquary. It is made from gilt copper alloy with blue enamel for the eyes, and red and green enamel for the vestments. The style of the embellishment suggests that it was made in Limoges, France. The site at Chester Road is quite close to St John's Church, and perhaps the casket was once used there. Height 53mm. Width 27mm. On display at City Museum, Wintanceaster Gallery. WINCM:CHR76 S0006

Reliquary figure, Medieval, probably 13th century Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service Archaeology Section at Chester Road, Winchester in 1976 The figure, that of a saint, was one of perhaps six once fixed to the lid of a wooden casket reliquary. It is made from gilt copper alloy with blue enamel for the eyes, and red and green enamel for the vestments. The style of the embellishment suggests that it was made in Limoges, France. The site at Chester Road is quite close to St John’s Church, and perhaps the casket was once used there. Height 53mm. Width 27mm. On display at City Museum, Wintanceaster Gallery. WINCM:CHR76 S0006

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