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    Detail of a gold bracelet, found at Aurillac, Cantal, France. Each link 1.5 cm - made from two superimposed open rings

    09-01-02/ 5

    Guilded and enamelled iron and bronze helmet, found in 1841 in a former tributary of the river Seine. Height 16 cm

    09-01-03/32

    Guilded helmet (3rd BCE-1st CE, La Tene Period)

    09-01-03/35

    Fragment of a crucifixion with Longinus,bearer of the lance and Stephaton with the sponge. Gold,H:7,5 cm L:15 cm

    31-03-02/46

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint, a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos; wooden core. H:85 cm

    31-03-02/26

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint, a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos; wooden core. Detail: head of the saint. H:85 cm

    31-03-02/27

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint, a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos; wooden core. Detail: side view. H:85 cm

    31-03-02/28

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint, a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos; wooden core. Detail: side view of the head. H:85 cm

    31-03-02/29

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint, a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos; wooden core. Detail: Back of crown and throne. H:85

    31-03-02/30

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint, a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos; wooden core. Detail:Precious stones and cameos. H:85

    31-03-02/31

    La Majeste de sainte Foy - statue of a saint,a young woman who died a martyr in the early 4th century. 9th century,with gothic additions;gilded silver,copper, enamel,rock crystal and precious stones,cameos;wooden core.Detail:Crucifixion,Carolingian intaglio,crystal.

    31-03-02/32

    Pippin's reliquary,or the reliquary of the circumcision 9th-11th century.Front with crucifixion,Virgin Mary and Saint John apostle surrounded by intricate filigree work. Wooden core,gold,precious stones,gems, enamelwork. 18,5 cm x 18,5 cm

    31-03-02/33

    Pippin's reliquary,or the reliquary of the circumcision 9th-11th century.Reverse side with birds (eagles? doves?)with enamelled wings;in the center of the roof an antique gem of cornelian representing Apollo. 18,5 cm x 18,5 cm

    31-03-02/34

    Pippin's reliquary,or the reliquary of the circumcision 9th-11th century.Reverse side with birds (eagles? doves?)with enamelled wings;in the center of the roof an antique gem of cornelian representing Apollo. 18,5 cm x 18,5 cm

    31-03-02/35

    A hexagonal reliquary,composed in the 16th century from the remains of 7th and 8th century goldwork. In the center,a 7th century fibula.The bottom band is formed of large cabochons connected with ornaments which date it to the 9th-11th century. H:38 cm

    31-03-02/37

    A pentagonal reliquary,composed in the 16th century from the remains of ancient reliquaries of the 8th to 11 centuries. Gold over a wooden core;precious stones, filigree work; in the center a large circle of mother of pearl. H:40 cm L:27 cm.

    31-03-02/36

    Fragment of a relief,Christ blessing, in a mandorla supported by two angels.Perhaps part of an ante- pendium. Silver,gilded, H: 22 cm

    31-03-02/38

    Reliquary of Pope Pascal II.Inscripton on the base: "Begon ordered me.May God have mercy upon him".Another inscripton says that"Pope Pascalis II sent reliquies of the true cross and of several saints." Around 1100. Silver,gilded. H:37 cm

    31-03-02/41

    Portable altar of Abbott Begon (1087-1107),around 1100. A porphyry slab surrounded by bands of silver with portraits of Christ and saints,Saint Foy on Christ's left.Inscription:"Bishop Pons of Barbastro has dedicted the altar and added reliquies,June 26th 1100"

    31-03-02/42

    Portable altar,alabaster,gilded silver.The frame may have been added during the second half of the 14th century.It could have come from an evangelistary of Abbot Begon III.Medallions with the symbols of the evangelists,a portrait of Saint Foy (Fides).

    31-03-02/43

    Reliquary,so-called "Lantern of Begon".Silver,gilded and embossed,from the workshop of abbot Begon III, (1087-1107).Inscription: "Abbot Begon has placed here reliquies...".Medallion shows David or Samson strangling a lion. H:42 cm

    31-03-02/39

    So called reliquary letter "A" of Charlemagne,workshop of Abbot Begon III.According to legend,Charlemagne gave reliquaries with letters of the alphabet to all monasteries he patronized.Two angels with censers. Gold,gilded silver,enamel,filigree. H:42,5 cm

    31-03-02/40

    Part of a book cover;Christ in his glory,enthroned and in a mandorla,surrounded by the symbols of the evangelists.Embossed silver,gilded,1st half 12th ct. H:20 cm

    31-03-02/44

    "Arm of Saint George",a silverwork with reliquies of Saint Georges,a monk of Conques in the 9th century, who became bishop of Lodeve in 877. Partly gilded silver on a wooden core, H:58 cm

    31-03-02/45

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