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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Portion of Enamelled Coffer'; Reliquary with Charlemagne's arm (detail) c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864550

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Photograph of a detail of the back side of an enamelled reliquary, created in the mid-twelfth century and believed to contain part of Charlemagne's arm (MR 347). The object is now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 347). For the casket's front view please see photograph RCIN 2864549. 

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Caskets