Portable Relics

In the Middle Ages, some people carried holy relics around with them, in the hope that the remains would bring them closer to God. This small reliquary holds tiny pieces of the bones of saints, together with a small cross set amongst pearls. The use of gold and pearls in the reliquary reflects the high value of the items it contains.

Monks and nuns

Modern-day Coptic monk

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