About this objectA reliquary in the shape called 'chasse' possibly emulating a tomb or a church, a form which became popular throughout Europe during the 12th and 13th centuries. Many were made at the enamelling centre in Limoges, France. This one from Trönö New Church, Hälsingland, Sweden has enamelled decoration showing scenes including the Martyrdom of Thomas Becket (d.1170) beheaded in Canterbury Cathedral, England.
Date Made12th century
Subject and Association KeywordsRelics
Subject and Association DescriptionLearn More: Bagnoli et al 2010; Duggan 2019; Hahn 2002