Skip to main content

Main Building

Relic Box (Capsula) with scenes of the Annunciation and the Crucifixion

Artist/maker unknown, German
This box, in the form of a large locket that could be worn around the neck, contains fifty-six small relics glued to the sides of the container. Each relic has a small handwritten label identifying the saint's name. The box comes from one of the best known collections of sacred relics, usually called the Guelph Treasure....

Object Details

We are always open to learning more about our collections and updating the website. Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.

Main Building