Images of Medieval Art and Architecture
The Treasure of Saint Denis
Vases of Abbot Suger
Adapted from Félibien, Plate II, Items
Vases given by Abbot Suger; one is made of rock crystal
and the other is of beryl cut in diamond shaped points.
Félibien, pages 539. Translated by Jane Vadnal.
Sold in 1793, Present whereabouts unknown.
- Rock Crystal one, (about 11 cm. high) carved with foloiage, the mounting
is of gilded silver (Description of 1726 printed in Montesquiou-Fezensac)
- Beryl one: Original mounting of gold, with garnets, saphires, and emeralds
which was lost during the 16th century, replaced with one of vermeil. (Description
of 1645 and 1726, printed in Montesquiou-Fezensac)
Click here to
see other liturgical vessels in the Treasure of Saint-Denis.
(1915), p 141-2. Click here for text.
Félibien, pages 539.
Louvre, no. 30, p. 182.
Montesquiou-Fezensac, I and II, no. 64-5, III, pp 52-3, pl 34.
Created by J Vadnal, July, 1998