Blast
get creative

Title: Tabernacle - Your Label 2010

Image by Blast | in fashion, design & create, drawings/design

Tabernacle - Your Label 2010

User rating

No ratings have been submitted

This image is to be used as a resource for the Your Label 2010 Fashion Design Competition, in partnership with the V&A.

This piece is part of the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance collection. It originates from ca. 1180 and was made in Cologne, Germany. It is an astonishing example of the art of goldsmiths in Cologne in the period 1150-1200. It rests on a wooden structure and is made of bronze and copper gilt, covered with enamel with ivory carvings in the porticos.

The inscriptions and imagery all suggest that it functioned as a portable tabernacle rather than a reliquary (a container for holy relics). A tabernacle held the pyx, a container for the consecrated bread used in the Christian Eucharist. This tabernacle would therefore have been used in processions or would have been set on an altar for veneration.

Image copyright is held by the V&A.

View more images from the V&A Medieval and Renaissance collection

More content tagged 'your_label_2010_medieval_and_renaissance'...

Comments

There have been no comments made here yet.

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.