Bronze figure detail, Saint Manchan's Shrine
Saint Manchan's Shrine is Ireland's finest 12th century reliquary. The gable shaped shrine was made of yew wood and covered in bronze and enamelled surface decoration. The imagery incorporates insular Irish, Hiberno Urnes and Romanesque Christian art styles. The shrine has remained in the Boher community of County Offaly for over 900 years.
Image dimensions: 2848 x 4288 pixels