Conques Abbey Images

The Shrine of St. Foy, on display in a small museum in the cloisters, dates from the late 9th century and is the only medieval shrine of its kind that survives today. Made of wood and covered entirely in gold and precious stones, the statue contains relics of the saint's skull in its back. The shrine originally stood at the east end of the abbey church, where medieval pilgrims on their way to Santiago stopped to pray for a safe journey and other blessings. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2341
Title
Shrine of St. Foy: Left Side
Date
July 7, 2008
Location
Places
Date
July 7, 2008
Coordinates
44.5992420° N, 2.3981310° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Focal Length
30
Iso
1600
Keywords
art, bejeweled, c9, christian, conques, crown, europe, foy, france, gold, golden, jewels, medieval, midi-pyrenees, museum, oldest, pilgrimage, relics, reliquary, saint, shrine, statue, treasury, tresor, village, wood
Original Filename
IMG_9911plss30.jpg
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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