Reliquary of the Jaw of St. Anthony, 1349 I love this piece. What’s even better, besides it just having a sick jaw encased in gold, is that St. Anthony was known for the speeches and sermons he gave. Ever heard the expression “silver-tongued preacher”? This is who the phrase originated from.
Hildesheim c. 1170 Reliquary of Saint Henri Champlevé enamel on gilded copper, silver, rock crystal; wood frame H. 23.60 cm On one side is Christ surrounded by three kings: Oswald, Sigismond and Eugeus; on the other, the emperor Saint Henry (1002–24), between his wife Cunigunde and the monk Welandus. Former Engelke collection, acquired in 1857 Department of Decorative Arts OA 49 Louvre Museum, Paris