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St. Andrew's Altar (c. 980): St. Luke

St. Luke the Evangelist. Detail of St. Andrew's Portable Altar, made in Trier, c. 980. This fascinating reliquary altar enshrines a sole of St. Andrew the Apostle's sandal. This relic is one of those said to have been brought from the Holy Land to Trier by Empress Helena in the 4th century. The reliquary was commissioned by Archbishop Egbert of Trier (977-93), who had a special devotion to Saint Andrew. Credit: Holly Hayes. .

Image ID
9481
Title
St. Andrew's Altar (c. 980): St. Luke
Caption
St. Luke the Evangelist. Detail of St. Andrew's Portable Altar, made in Trier, c. 980. This fascinating reliquary altar enshrines a sole of St. Andrew the Apostle's sandal. This relic is one of those said to have been brought from the Holy Land to Trier by Empress Helena in the 4th century. The reliquary was commissioned by Archbishop Egbert of Trier (977-93), who had a special devotion to Saint Andrew.
Coordinates
49.7559820° N, 6.6439010° E
Places Depicted
Resolution
5383 x 3726 px
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO
400
Date Created
November 29, 2010
Date Uploaded
January 3, 2012
Credit
Holly Hayes