Wednesday, November 08, 2006

 

Arm Reliquary


Arm Reliquary
Originally uploaded by duckedape2.
This "arm" is about 50-60cm tall. Visible through the rock crystal pane are Charlemagne's arm bones (ulna and radius) wrapped in a parchment cerificate of their authenticity. This is one of the treasures in the Treasury of the Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) Cathedral.

I only had a miniature (pocket) tripod and available light, and there were tour groups coming through constantly, so I did the best I could to stand very still while I shot this picture.

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