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~ Art Detective: The Treasures of St Cuthbert

~ Art Detective: The Treasures of St Cuthbert

This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life through discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it. The Treasures of St Cuthbert have been a focus for prayer and veneration by Christians for centuries. They include his original coffin and his gold and garnet pectoral cross, as well as the portable altar and comb which were placed in his coffin when he was buried. Later, precious silk textiles were also placed in his coffin. Together, these treasures represent some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK. The Treasures of St Cuthbert are on permanent display in the Great Kitchen as part of Open Treasure, a world-class exhibition experience at the heart of Durham Cathedral's complex of medieval monastic buildings.

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