Aachen Cathedral Treasury Photos

Aachen Cathedral Treasury (Aachener Domschatzkammer), a UNESCO World Heritage site, houses an important collection of medieval church artworks. The Treasury contains over one hundred artworks from Late Antique, Carolingian, Ottonian (936-1002), Staufen (1138-1254), and Gothic times. The Treasury contents have a tumultuous history, having several times been removed from the Treasury for safekeeping during wars and foreign occupation.

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Entrance to Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne , with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne , with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Arm Reliquary of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Entrance to Aachen Cathedral Treasury (Domschartzkammer). Aachen, Germany.Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne (prior to 1349), with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of Silver-gilt bust of Charlemagne (prior to 1349), with precious stones & containing Charlemagne relic at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Arm Reliquary of Charlemagne (1481) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Pattern-welded Iron dagger & wooden sheath aka Hunting Knife of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Chapel Reliquary with Virgin Mary & Child, Charlemagne & St. Catherine at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Carrara marble sarcophagus carved with abduction of Proserpina , Rome, in which Charlemagne was originally buried, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Cast bronze aquamanile pouring vessel in shape of lion at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Pattern-welded Iron dagger (8thC) & wooden sheath (11thC?) aka Hunting Knife of Charlemagne at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Chapel Reliquary with Virgin Mary & Child, Charlemagne & St. Catherine at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Carrara marble sarcophagus carved with abduction of Proserpina (1st quarter 3rdC), Rome, in which Charlemagne was originally buried, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Cast bronze aquamanile pouring vessel in shape of lion (c1170-80) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Gilded silver reliquary at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Silver book cover depicting Sts. John the Evangelist, John the Baptist, George & Theodore on ivory panels, together with Evangelists & two angels at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Ivory relief panel with Jesus' birth, baptism in the River Jordan & crucifixion of Christ at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Bejeweled front of Cross of Lothair with portrait of Carolingian ruler, Lothair II at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Gilded silver reliquary (11thC) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Silver book cover (c1170-80) depicting Sts. John the Evangelist, John the Baptist, George & Theodore on ivory panels, together with Evangelists & two angels at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Ivory relief panel with Jesus' birth, baptism in the River Jordan & crucifixion of Christ (c1100) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Bejeweled front of Cross of Lothair (last quarter 10thC) with portrait of Carolingian ruler, Lothair II at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Medallion on Cross of Lothair with name & portrait of Carolingian ruler, Lothair II, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gold, gilded silver back of Cross of Lothair with engraved crucifixion & gilded silver pedestal at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded reliquary at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Eagle crowning Cantor's staff at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Medallion on Cross of Lothair (last quarter 10thC) with name & portrait of Carolingian ruler, Lothair II, at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gold, gilded silver back of Cross of Lothair (last quarter 10thC) with engraved crucifixion & gilded silver pedestal (3rd quarter 14thC) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded reliquary at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Eagle (c1470) crowning Cantor's staff at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Two containers of gilded silver with precious stones for sealing ribbons attrib to Hans von Reutlingen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Winged altarpiece painting depicting the Passion of Christ by Master of the Aachen Altar at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Altar frontal with Apostles & Benefactor & gold relief panels with Peter & Paul attrib. Hans von Reutlingen) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Wooden winged altarpiece centered by Mass of St. Gregory flanked by Virgin Mary & Child, Sts. Anne & Cosmas & Damian with 12 Apostles in wings at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Two containers of gilded silver with precious stones for sealing ribbons attrib to Hans von Reutlingen (c1500) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Winged altarpiece painting (c1515-20) depicting the Passion of Christ by Master of the Aachen Altar at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Altar frontal (antependium) with Apostles & Benefactor & gold relief panels with Peter & Paul (c1480) attrib. Hans von Reutlingen) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Wooden winged altarpiece centered by Mass of St. Gregory flanked by Virgin Mary & Child, Sts. Anne & Cosmas & Damian with 12 Apostles in wings (c1525) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece (c1525) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece (c1525) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece (c1525) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Detail of three Apostles on wing of Mass of St. Gregory altarpiece (c1525) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Four of eight panel paintings depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Four of eight panel paintings depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Oath of the German King as a Canon of Marian Collegiate Church in silver frame at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Three-Steepled Chapel Reliquary depicting Christ with John the Baptist & St. Stephanus at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Four of eight panel paintings (c1485) depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Four of eight panel paintings (c1485) depicting life of Virgin Mary by Master of the Life of the Virgin Mary of Aachen at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Oath of the German King as a Canon of Marian Collegiate Church in silver frame (c1740) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Gilded silver Three-Steepled Chapel Reliquary depicting Christ with John the Baptist & St. Stephanus (c1370-90) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.
Cedar Heraldic Chest of Richard of Cornwall with 40 enamel medallions at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Details of enamel medallions on Heraldic Chest of Richard of Cornwall at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.

Cedar Heraldic Chest of Richard of Cornwall (c1258) with 40 enamel medallions at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.Details of enamel medallions on Heraldic Chest of Richard of Cornwall (c1258) at Aachen Cathedral Treasury. Aachen, Germany.


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