Monstrance reliquary

This reliquary is very comparable to the other monstrance reliquary, although somewhat less refined. It is surmounted with a straight-end cross, whose arms are narrow at the centre but widen out. This is one of the more standardised works produced by the Oignies workshop and contains a relic of Saint George.

A monstrance is a portable reliquary used for exhibiting relics.

Monstrance reliquary

Oignies workshop
c.1260 –1270

Silver, gold, rock crystal
16,5 cm H

Donated by the Sisters of Notre-Dame de Namur

Musée provincial des Arts anciens du Namurois-Trésor d'Oignies (TreM.a)
Inv. no. TO 21