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Casket of Stephen
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The shrine-shaped casket reliquary, or châsse, of Saint Stephen was made around 1165 for the church of Saint-Étienne in Braguse in the Limousin region of France. It features scenes from the life of the church's patron Saint Stephen. It is one of the oldest extant Limoges works with a vermiculé background and displays finely-detailed craftsmanship, particularly in the dynamic range of its blues. Its style reflects the influence of early twelfth-century illuminators and features a dramatic narrati…

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Melanie Hanan, “Casket of Stephen”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00117>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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