Becket Casket (c. 1180): Entombment

Detail of a reliquary casket made in Limoges, France, to hold relics of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered by knights in his cathedral in 1170. Many Becket caskets were produced in Limoges; this is probably the earliest to survive. Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Credit: Holly Hayes. .

Image ID
7561
Title
Becket Casket (c. 1180): Entombment
Caption
Detail of a reliquary casket made in Limoges, France, to hold relics of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered by knights in his cathedral in 1170. Many Becket caskets were produced in Limoges; this is probably the earliest to survive. Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Coordinates
51.4965880° N, 0.1721980° W
Resolution
5464 x 3643 px
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO
800
Date Created
October 13, 2010
Date Uploaded
March 24, 2011
Credit
Holly Hayes