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Museum August Kestner - "Kopfreliquiar Johannes d. Täufers" (museum-digital:deutschland)
Museum August Kestner Angewandte Kunst / Design Glanzlichter des Museum August Kestner [1903.37]

Kopfreliquiar Johannes d. Täufers

Kopfreliquiar Johannes d. Täufers (Museum August Kestner CC BY-NC-SA)


Der so genannten Fischbecker Kopf ist das wertvollste Objekt der Mittelaltersammlung.

Ursprünglich handelte es sich bei dem romanischen Exponat um ein Reliquiar, das kostbare, verehrungswürdige Reliquien eines oder mehrerer Heiliger in sich barg. Die bedeutendste Reliquie war der Zahn Johannes des Täufers, der seit dem 12. Jahrhundert neben der Muttergottes als Patron des Frauenstiftes Fischbeck verehrt worden und mit zahlreichen Stiftungen bedacht wurde. Somit kann der Fischbecker Kopf als Johannesreliquiar angesprochen werden, obwohl er nie den gesamten Schädel des Heiligen enthielt.


Bronze / gegossen, vergoldet, Silber, Niello


Height: 31 cm

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