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Felix
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The Saint Felix reliquary was made probably around 1090 when the relics of Felix of Bilibium were translated to the monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. This reliquary, similar to the Saint Aemilian reliquary located at the same monastery, was most likely a silver gilt casket with narrative ivory plaques. It is no longer intact but remnants of six ivory plaques survive. Prudencio de Sandoval described the Felix reliquary in 1601, but it was a reconstruction of the eleventh-century one and date…

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Melanie Hanan, “Felix”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00120>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023



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