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
Collection Class
Middle Ages
Common Name
Kewstoke Reliquary
Simple Name
reliquary
Period Classification
Medieval (AD 1066-1500)
Production Date
1300
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
stone, wood
Collection Site Name
Kewstoke Church
Collection Parish
Kewstoke
Collection Town
Kewstoke
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe

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