Burghers’ Splendour

Reliquary of St Eligius (ca. 588-660)
Jan Piotrowski (?) (active between 1721 and 1755)
In 1742 the Krakow Guild of Goldsmiths obtained the relics of its patron saint, Saint Eligius, for which the reliquary was made in 1747. The maker of the reliquary was most probably Jan Piotrowski who held the position of the Guild elder between 1746 and 1748.

1747, Krakow

Silver, gilding, lead crystal
Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, ref. no 591/II

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