Relics and Reliquaries: Divine Contributions

Though their appeal seems bizarre to the modern mind, relics and reliquaries reflected an entirely logical system of belief bound up in the medieval worldview, explains James Robinson, curator of a new exhibition at the British Museum.

The Mandylion of Edessa, now known to be a painting on cloth, in its frame of 1623 (Sacrestia Ponteficia, Vatican)

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