There is Staring Something Like a Star – an Unpublished Reliquary Cover Image
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И там светеше нещо като звезда – един непубликуван кивот за мощи
There is Staring Something Like a Star – an Unpublished Reliquary

Author(s): Darina Boykina
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with an unpublished reliquary of St George the New Martyr of Sofia, which belonged to the collection of Kremikovtsi Мonastery. It is mentioned in several publications from the late 19th century untill the middle of the 20th century, which, however, were focused mostly on the history of the monastery itself, rather than on the object or relics. These publications provide a brief information on the form of the reliquary, but not very precise. It is described as either a gilded silver reliquary from the end of 16th century, which was renovated in the beginning of 19th century, or a wooden box covered with leather binding like a book, in which is placed the reliquary from the 16th century covered with silver plaque from the 19th century. They also reveal that the reliquary contains a fragment from the arm of the saint.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 321-340
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English, Bulgarian