Kewstoke Reliquary

Description
The relics of saints had powerful significance for the faithful. This limestone reliquary was found in St Paulês Church in Kewstoke. It held a wooden cup which was believed to contain the blood of St Thomas Becket. The reliquary dates from about 1300 and may originally have belonged to Woodspring Priory, which was dedicated to Becket.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : A.3256
Simple Name
reliquary
Collection Country
England
Common Name
Kewstoke Reliquary
Production Country
England
Material
stone, wood
Period Classification
Medieval (AD 1066-1500)
Collection Class
Middle Ages
Collection Contintent
Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1300
Collection Parish
Kewstoke
Collection Town
Kewstoke
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Site Name
Kewstoke Church
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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