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555811

Reliquary casket of St. Thomas Becket. Gilt and copper alloy with enamel set on wood. Made around 1200 at Limoges, France. Depicts death and burial of the Saint. Thomas Becket (1118 – 29 December 1170), later also known as Thomas à Becket, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170.

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Reliquary casket of St. Thomas Becket. Gilt and copper alloy with enamel set on wood. Made around 1200 at Limoges, France. Depicts death and burial of the Saint. Thomas Becket (1118 – 29 December 1170), later also known as Thomas à Becket, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170.