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.

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Saint Amandus Reliquary
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