Faith

The other walls in the room are devoted to faith and our extensive collection of religious objects: crucifixes, altar candlesticks, chalices, cruets, monstrances and holy water bottles. Reliquaries played a very important role in medieval as well as baroque religious devotion. A small group of Judaica (Jewish ceremonial art) has also been preserved. They reflect the religious life of European Jews, and how it has been connected with the local culture for centuries. Of particular note is a series of grave crosses that were made as part of a competition in the 1930s and several processional crosses which were carried at the head of processions. The collection also contains pewter holy water bottles which were used to store and transport holy water without spilling a drop.

History Museum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9800
geschichte@museum-joanneum.at

 

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