This early 20th century reliquary is made from silver toned metal. The locket holds strips of paper typed with the shorthand details of the Saint "E vest/ B. P. Can/ S. J.", and a small piece of cloth that ostensibly belonged to him or her. The first portion loosely translates as "worn by" or "belonged to", we haven't had any luck finding out the full name of the saint in question. The "B" is most likely for "Beatus" or "Blessed" and the "S. J." indicates that this is a Jesuit saint. Anyone have any info they can share?
Believed by some to be the skull of Mary Magdalene at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume basilica.
On the Sunday closest to the feast day of Mary Magdalene, (July 22nd), a gold mask is attached to the front of the reliquary and a procession parades the skull around town 💀 #reliquary#skull#relic#marymagdalene
This is a customer photo of her Reliquary that I created last February in her father's memory. I'm often asked if I work with ashes. A reliquary is a container in which sacred remains are kept. A shrine of actual physical remains such as bones, pieces of clothing, or an object associated with the person. Please email me if you're interested in creating a Reliquary of your own. (If you decide to comment please be thoughtful, ignorance will not be tolerated.)
This piece, named "Wasps Aren't Bees", is looking for a new home. It'll be $150 shipped. It's sterling silver with brass accents, a handmade chain and clasp, and has a real wasp nest and dried wasp inside the glass globe. The pear tree in our yard went crazy this year and I found quite a few dead bees and wasps around the fallen fruit. I decided I'd rather preserve some of them, than let the ants eat them all.
Reliquary opens on this Saturday @shanecampbellgallery from 1-3. Special thanks to @ben.driggs @moira_quinn @ciararuffino and @seventeenthirtythree for helping make this magic box come to life 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️💋🌈👍 #williamjobrien#reliquary
#drawing 'a'day coffee cup tooth #reliquary part of #indulgencesfordianfossey series "I think of you in that Halloween mask/a more frightening picture i could not ask/under hood an unruly braid/for your daily poacher raid/you took advantage to complete your task/but it's a troubled glory in which to bask"