Shrines

A building or place (from an entire church or temple to a small plaque or statue) used for devotion commemorating an event or person.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
85
Names
shrine
shrines
sanctuaries
heiligdommen Dutch
heiligdom Dutch
santuarios Spanish
santuario Spanish

More Definitions

Places in which devotion is paid to a statue, picture, saint, deity or other holy objects. For containers for safeguarding the relics of a saint, use "reliquaries".

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007558. The J. Paul Getty Trust.