Unraveling the Mysteries of the Saint Amandus Reliquary

Museum conservators use modern technology to date and identify a 13th century Flemish reliquary. This large, church-shaped shrine once housed the relics of a 7th-century saint who served as a missionary and bishop to the western regions of present-day Belgium. St. Amandus (d. 679) also established a monastery at Elnon, near Tournai (western Belgium), where the monks later commissioned this reliquary to honor his remains.

Flemish, c. early 13th century with later additions. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 15/16 in.  Walters Art Museum 53.9

See how Walters conservators use modern technology to date and identify this 13th century Flemish reliquary:

Learn more about the Walters’ Shrine of Saint Amandus, featured in the exhibition Treasures of Heaven. Visit this interactive presentation.

Flemish, c. early 13th century with later additions. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 15/16 in.  Walters Art Museum 53.9
“Shrine of Saint Amandus”, Flemish, c. early 13th century with later additions. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 15/16 in. Walters Art Museum 53.9