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  reliquary - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Reliquary, receptacle, such as a shrine or coffer, used for storing or displaying sacred relics and often elaborately decorated.
Stupa, also tope or dagoba, hemispherical or bell-shaped masonry monument designed as a Buddhist (or occasionally Jain) shrine or reliquary.
Kota reliquary figures served a similar function to those of the Fang but took the distinctive form of large concave oval heads over tiny bodies, the...
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  Reliquary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A philatory is a transparent reliquary to contain and exhibit the bones and relics of saints.
From about the end of the 10th century, reliquaries in the shape of the relics they housed also became popular; hence, for instance, Pope Alexander I's skull was housed in a head-shaped reliquaries.
During the later Middle Ages, the monstrance was introduced - a form of reliquary which housed the relic in a rock crystal or glass capsule mounted on a rod, enabling the relic to be displayed to the faithful.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reliquary   (614 words)

 Reliquary of St Maurus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St Maurus reliquary is a Romanesque reliquary exhibited in the castle of Bečov nad Teplou, the Czech Republic.
It was created for the monastery of Florennes (Belgium) in the late 13th century to hold the relics of St Maurus, St John the Baptist and St Timothy.
After the sack of the Florennes the reliquary was placed in the local church and then bought by Duke Alfred de Beaufort.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reliquary_of_St_Maurus   (182 words)

 What is a Reliquary?
Reliquaries differ greatly in size and appearance, but many, particularly those of medieval Europe, are very elaborate and adorned with precious metals and jewels.
One popular style was the reliquary fashioned in a shape related to the relic it held, such as a bust-like reliquary for a skull or an arm-shaped one for arm bones.
However, reliquaries are still made, particularly in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries, and many from the medieval period are still on display in churches and museums.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-a-reliquary.htm   (380 words)

 Bakota Reliquary Guardian 2
Reliquary statues are used by several African peoples to guard the remains of the dead from mischievous spirits, as well as grave robbers.
This particular reliquary guardian is approximately 80 years old.
It is 26 inches tall including the base, and is made of hand hammered bronze.
www.genuineafrica.com /bakota_reliquary_guardian_2.htm   (47 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: The Baseball Reliquary: So who needs Cooperstown?
Reliquary inductee Moe Berg, the legendary Boston Red Sox catcher shown in a 1938 file photo, later worked as a U.S. spy during World War II.
Made up mostly of artists and writers, the reliquary (definition: a container for religious relics) is the brainchild of Terry Cannon, whose three passions are jazz, film and baseball, in no particular order.
The more detailed explanation given by the reliquary places the Babe in an upstairs room with a brunette on one knee and a blonde on the other, with both ladies of the night shampooing the baseball great's hair with champagne.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002397503_baseball23.html   (1358 words)

 Bimaran Reliquary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The frieze on this reliquary bears one of the earliest depictions of the Buddha from the north-west region of Gandhara.
The reliquary was found in an inscribed steatite casket.
However, when found in the nineteenth century the lid of the reliquary and the bones were missing.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ5961   (292 words)

 Art imitates architecture: the Saint Philip reliquary in Renaissance Florence Art Bulletin, The - Find Articles
Unlike the Saint Zenobius head reliquary, which is a so-called speaking, or body-part, reliquary that reflects the type of relic it contains, the arm of Saint Philip is housed in an elongated ostensorium, a monstrance reliquary that shelters the precious relic in a glass, crystal, and gilded silver architectural frame.
The formal connection between the Saint Philip reliquary and S. Maria del Fiore has been noted in the literature, but the extent and symbolic implications of their structural and decorative similarities, especially for Florentine ritual, have not been fully explored.
It was a symbol whose local and regional significance was advertised and reached its full potential each time the reliquary was displayed in the baptistery and cathedral and carried in procession through the city streets.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0422/is_4_86/ai_n8680933   (954 words)

 Reliquary :: Bios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1998, Reliquary went on hiatus as Loki and Suriel joined forces with singer Sage to form Paris Burning, which was going strong until March 2000, when Sage decided he needed a break, and Loki and Suriel cast about for a singer for Reliquary.
It was several months before the project gathered momentum, but the trio has filled the time between then and now with a series of self-produced songs and live shows in the Phoenix area.
Since its formation, Reliquary has opened for the likes of Faith and the Muse, Bella Morte, The Last Dance and The Crüxshadows, and has headlined their own small shows.
www.reliquary.org /bio.php   (429 words)

 Reliquary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Now, in RELIQUARY, lily Liliceae mbwunensis is the subject of experiments to extract the beneficial night vision, strength, and speed it gives its eaters without transforming them into monsters.
RELIQUARY ups the ante by giving us danger loose in thousands of miles of tunnels beneath New York where the threat is not only to our heroes, but to the communities of homeless (or "moles") who live there.
RELIQUARY's final battle takes place beneath Central Park as the police attempt to literally flush out the pseudo-Mbwuns by flooding the tunnels, while other officers try to roust the "moles" out of the tunnels before the water hits, and while Mrs.
smi-web.stanford.edu /people/kxl/Relic.html   (691 words)

 reliquary 5
The Reliquary of St Therese was designed by Monsieur Dupont and crafted by Monsieur de’Have.
The rose on the lid of the Reliquary is carved from an ivory billiard ball.
A large relic of the saint was taken to India by a missionary bishop who gave a portion to Mother Ursula when she retired, in recognition of her wonderful missionary work.
www.carfin.org.uk /reliquary5.htm   (440 words)

 Christian Iconography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This finely made small box decorated with cloisonné enamel and niello is one of the earliest examples of such a reliquary.
The sliding lid, decorated with a Crucifixion scene and busts of saints, has four episodes from the life of Christ on its underside—the Annunciation, Nativity, Crucifixion, and the Anastasis (or Descent into Limbo).
On the lid, Christ flanked by the mourning figures of the Virgin and Saint John, is shown alive on the cross, wearing a long tunic popular in Eastern depictions of this scene.
www.aug.edu /augusta/iconography/metropolitan/medieval5thAvenue/reliquaryTrueCross.html   (211 words)

 The Baseball Reliquary - Eddie Gaedel
Baseball’s version of P.T. Barnum was in the historic first class of electees to the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals in 1999.
The athletic supporter, which was retrieved from the shower room floor at Sportsman’s Park, was donated to the Reliquary by the Veeck family.
Other Eddie Gaedel artifacts in the Reliquary’s permanent collections are a miniature trophy presented to him by the Falstaff Brewery, radio sponsor of the St. Louis Browns, and a letter written by Gaedel in 1959, just two years prior to his death.
www.baseballreliquary.org /Gaedel.htm   (373 words)

 Nuclear Reliquary
I live in Richland, Washington next to the Hanford Nuclear reservation in a prefabricated house built for the workers who produced the plutonium used in the bombs tested at Trinity and dropped on Nagasaki.
Once it is decided that a thing has meaning and value, the way in which it is preserved and tended becomes a powerful affirmation of that value.
Creating a basket or nest of thatch in which to cradle artifacts from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, placed in a reliquary box built of Richland windows, could be a very compelling image.
www.tcfn.org /timecapsule/html/reliquary.html   (509 words)

 ArtLex's Reh-Rez page
In the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, relics of the saints and other holy persons, as well as bits of the crown of thorns, the true cross, and other objects associated with holy persons, are prized for those associations.
Reliquary with a Nail from the Cross, gold, silver-gilt, partially enamelled and painted, painted brass, gemstones, rock crystal, pearls, glass, height 79.6 cm, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna.
Reliquary figure, 19th century, wood, copper, 22 x 11 5/8 x 2 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/Reh.html   (3678 words)

Rising from an elaborately carved base the central stem supporting the main exposition window which is set with a bronzed framed reliquary cast with figures of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
The triangular base with two lions supporting a pedestal holding two winged cherubs who hold a bouquet of lilies mounted with a sphere and cross and displaying an oval exposition window set with red velvet and displaying a first class relic of Saint Alexandra, the verso displaying an intact red seal with undisturbed thread.
Two small reliquary crosses and one large cross at center, also an oval reliquary inscribed "S. Seraphim" and with undisturbed wax seal and threads on verso.
www.jacksonsauction.com /June2001/23rdGallery/pages/Page-095.htm   (1179 words)

 paulcatanese.com | Misplaced Reliquary
The relics are contained within a virtual reliquary taking the form of a computer file native to game cartridges for Gameboy Advance (GBA) that can be viewed online within a browser window or downloaded to any actual GBA hardware.
Accompanying the relics are the field notes of the curator of the reliquary that also exist within the context of a web page.
In addition to the online aspects of this work, a physical installation also exists consisting of a GBA with the reliquary preloaded onto it as well as a leather-bound book containing the field notes of the curator of the reliquary.
www.paulcatanese.com /artwork/misplaced   (398 words)

 eBay - Book: Reliquary (ISBN: 0812542835)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reliquary (Relic) by Douglas J. Preston/Douglas J. Pres
Reliquary (Relic), Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, N
Featuring the same characters, premise, and riveting action from its predecessor, Reliquary is a must-read for all fans of Relic.
product.ebay.com /Reliquary_ISBN_0812542835_W0QQfvcsZ2178QQsoprZ1044590   (595 words)

 Quest:A Reliquary of Purity - WoWWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There is only one sort device I am aware of that could possibly contain something as vile as the Felvine: a Reliquary of Purity.
Deep in the wasteland of Silithus is the remnants of the night elf village known as Southwind.
The reliquary is located inside a chest in the building that looks similar to the one in Cenarion Hold with Commander Mar'alith stationed.
www.wowwiki.com /Quest:A_Reliquary_of_Purity   (180 words)

 Reliquary :: Theresa's Cross
The outside of the reliquary is wrapped with velvet embossed paper and sheer blue ribbon.
The Reliquaries are perfect for displaying on a coffee table, book shelf, night stand, or display case, and they make wonderful gifts.
Reliquaries to see my other Christian pieces and to learn more about the history of reliquaries.
karenswhimsy.com /reliquaries/theresascross   (352 words)

 The City Reliquary | About Us | Overview
We are proud to note that as of April 1, 2006, the City Reliquary has opened an actual, enterable museum.
We maintain a commitment to neighborhood beautification and restoration at and around the City Reliquary Museum as a way to provide a pleasant and safe place for people to gather, relax, disseminate information, and enjoy the camaraderie provided by a city of over eight million people.
People in the community pass it daily on their way to and from the subway, the grocery, or the coffee shop, or they stumble across it when they're walking home from work via a different route.
cityreliquary.org /aboutus/archives/cat_overview.shtml   (499 words)

 A Personal Journey -- Reliquary Guardian Figures
Mbete reliquary figures are distinctive because the figure itself serves as a container for relics of the dead.
Fang reliquary guardian figures are among the ritual objects used by the Bieri, an association devoted to honoring ancestors in order to obtain their goodwill.
The appearance of Fang reliquary figures varies greatly from region to region.
www.nmafa.si.edu /exhibits/journey/guardian.html   (774 words)

 Byzantine Half-Reliquary Cross
reliquary was a receptacle for keeping or displaying sacred relics.
In Christian usage, relics were objects connected with, or remains of, the bodies of saints.
In the Orthodox church, the veneration of relics was sanctioned by the Council of Constantinople (1084), but the veneration of icons has always had a greater importance in the East.
www.7cs.com /midage/bcross.htm   (209 words)

 eBay - Book: Reliquary (ISBN: 0312860951)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Though not quite the page burner of "The Relic," "Reliquary" is a fast-paced, quite interesting thriller.
Reliquary by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child HB 1st Ed
Reliquary Douglas Preston Lincoln Child 1997 1st hc dj
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 The SF Site Featured Review: The Reliquary Ring
Cherith Baldry's The Reliquary Ring is set in an alternate-world Venice (the city is never named, but all the Venetian landmarks are there) where an 18th-century-style social setting combines with the products of high technology.
Then a fabulous object is discovered: a reliquary ring containing a single hair of the divine Christos.
The city's decline stems from the same source: in their treatment of genics, its people have betrayed their own humanity, and what is human in them suffers as a result.
www.sfsite.com /06a/rr153.htm   (1022 words)

 Amazon.com: Reliquary: Books: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is important to note that "Reliquary" is the sequel to "Relic," and though this reads well as a stand-alone novel, it has strong ties to the first book in terms of plot, and characters.
One of the aspects of "Reliquary" that most intrigues me, is the factual, rather than the fictional.
Reliquary, like Relic before it, features Special Agent Pendergast and his associate with the NYPD Vincent D'Agosta.
www.amazon.com /Reliquary-Douglas-Preston/dp/0812542835   (2510 words)

The shape of the reliquary cross was brought to Russia from Byzantium in the 11th century.
It is believed that this image first appeared on the kerchief with which St Veronica wiped Christ's face on the road to Golgotha.
The reliquary cross is formed from five circles which are the symbols of heaven and eternity.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /shop/html_En/products/10735_Reliquary_Cross_The_Savior.html   (137 words)

 The Reliquary
The Reliquary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary
www.geocities.com /Athens/Olympus/9587/relics.html   (1418 words)

 Medieval Art: Treasures of Saint Denis:Bust Reliquary of Saint Denis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The two angels which support the head are made of of gold vermeil: the third, which is in front of them, is also of vermeil.
The reliquary which it holds in its hands is of gold and enriched with pearls and precious stones.
In this little reliquary is enclosed a bone from the shoulder of Saint Denis.
vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu /medart/menufrance/sdenis/treasure/FelePl3/PlateIII-a.html   (221 words)

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