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  • Andy Bennett

    Arm Reliquary of the Apostles, German (Lower Saxony), ca. 1190, Silver gilt over oak, champlevé enamel, 51 x 14 x 9.2 cm, The Cleveland Museum of Art.

  • virginia cox

    arm reliquary of the apostles (lower saxony, c. 1100)

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Arm Reliquary [French] (17.190.353) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art