Meaning Of reliquaries

noun
समाधि मक़बरा

Synonyms Of reliquaries

Definition Of reliquaries

noun

a container for holy relics.

As the importance of saints and their relics increased, reliquaries and image-bearing objects, such as small statues, began to be placed upon the altar.

Example Of reliquaries

  • A lot of people are under the impression that the reliquary will be something similar to that of St. Therese of Lisieux which visited the Shrine two years ago.

  • Accomplished conceits were readily adapted to works of widely differing scale, from the monumental towers of churches to the carved tabernacles above statues or the miniature spires of gold reliquaries .

  • As the importance of saints and their relics increased, reliquaries and image-bearing objects, such as small statues, began to be placed upon the altar.

  • At Louvain, the three ornate facades are sculptural in a conventional sense, completely encrusted with baldachins and statues, the surfaces richly worked like a monumental reliquary .

  • Between 1422 and 1425 a new reliquary was made for Saint Philip's arm.


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