A 13th century treasure
The Treasure of Oignies, one of the Seven Wonders of Belgium, notably includes 32 remarkable pieces that have been listed as exceptional moveable cultural heritage by the Brussels-Walloon Federation. Most of the pieces in silver are attributed to Hugo d’Oignies and his workshop. The silver collection is completed by Jacques de Vitry’s bequest to the priory, comprising objects from his private chapel. The King Baudouin Foundation now safeguards this collection of inestimable value, which has been entrusted to the Société archéologique de Namur and is exhibited at the TreM.a (Musée des Arts Anciens du Namurois-Trésor d’Oignies).