Reliquary of St. Elizabeth
ID
 
637
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palantine)
 
Sorting Title
 
Reliquary of St. Elizabeth, front
 
Subject
 

Description: Reliquary casket of St. Elizabeth in cathedral shape. Under the largest, central gable a cross-nimbed Christ sits with his right hand raised in benediction and his left holds a jeweled book. Christ is flanked by Peter sitting on his right and Paul sitting on his left. Beside Paul is James the Younger, the Brother of Jesus, then Matthias. The two apostles beside Peter are unidentified.
Reliefs on the roof of the reliquary illustrate the charitable deeds of S.Elizabeth.
The inscription along the gables reads: to heaven, sitting at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead."

On the end is the enthroned and crowned Virgin with the Christ Child in her lap.

 
Creation Date
 
first half of 13th c.
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Work Type
 
journal
 
Format Medium
 

Fire gilt oak wood with stamped images and relief figures. Semi-precious stones, glass, pearls, mother of pearl, copper, silver.

 
Original Location
 

Marburg: Church of St. Elizabeth

 
Specific Location
 

high altar, positioned along the east-west axis

 
Current Repository
 

Marburg: Church of St. Elizabeth

 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
50 M3296 ChEl C8,1 B 026973
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Reliquary of St. Elizabeth.