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Thomas Becket casket

Made in Limoges, France, c 1200


The front of the casket shows the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury cathedral - the hand of God appearing from the heavens is a reminder of the sacred setting of this murder. The sides show Jesus and Mary, whilst the top shows the burial of Thomas. The casket was made to hold a relic of the Saint and has a lockable door at the back.

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