Conques Abbey Images

This box contained the relics of St. Foy that were not placed in the back of her golden statue. Dating from the early 12th century, the wooden box is covered with beautiful hammered leather and enamel decoration. It was discovered in the masonry of the choir in 1875; it is believed to have been hidden there in 1590. After being repaired, the reliquary was transferred to the cathedral of Rodez for a novena, then brought back in procession to Conques (a distance of 25 miles) on the shoulders of the clergy. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2344
Title
Reliquary of Saint Foy (c.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
art, box, casket, christian, conques, enamel, europe, foy, france, leather, medieval, midi-pyrenees, museum, pilgrimage, reliquary, saint, treasury, tresor, village
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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