Conques Abbey Images

Bearing an inscription indicating it was commissioned by Abbot Begon in 1100, this portable altar is made of porphyry and has a hollow cavity for a relic of the True Cross. It is framed by gilded silver, with portraits of St. Foy, Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other saints around the edges. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2334
Title
Portable Altar of Begon (1100)
Date
July 7, 2008
Location
Date
July 7, 2008
Coordinates
44.5989670° N, 2.3977230° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Focal Length
30
Iso
1600
Keywords
altar, art, begon, c12, christian, conques, dedication, europe, france, inscription, latin, medieval, midi-pyrenees, museum, pilgrimage, porphyry, portable, reliquary, silver, treasury, tresor, village
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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