Medieval gold pendant

For the classroom

The Matlaske pendant


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© Norwich Castle

The front and back of a pendant reliquary


Found at Bridlington in Yorkshire, showing the Tau cross.

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The inside of the same pendant reliquary from Bridlington


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Simple lead Tau cross badge from London


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Design from a finger ring


With a Tau cross engraving, St Anthony and St John the Baptist. From England.

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A pendant reliquary

Source: britishmuseum.org

With contrasting design from Cambridgeshire. Late 1400s.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=898048&objectId=763183&partId=1#more-views

Map of shrines in Europe

Source: learn.columbia.edu

With links to some major pilgrimage sites.

Visit the site http://www.learn.columbia.edu/treasuresofheaven/shrines/

Video showing details of a German portable altar and reliquary

Source: learn.columbia.edu

See this video on learn.columbia.edu http://www.learn.columbia.edu/treasuresofheaven/relics/video/Portable-Altar/index.php

Video showing actual relics from the same German portable altar and reliquary

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hm1vr

Video clip showing the full body relic of a 17th century English saint

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rk2fp

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/Pages/default.aspx

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Source: museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/index.htm

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Medieval gold pendant