A new exhibition taking place at the Cleveland Museum of Art is offering visitors a look at some outstanding treasures. Here are views of five of the items.
The exhibition, Medieval Treasures from Münster Cathedral, includes gold and silver reliquaries, jeweled crosses, liturgical garments, and illuminated manuscripts dating back more than 1,200 years. Most of the objects were made for the cathedral church and have been kept there for many centuries. The exhibition comprises a selection of masterpieces, giving insight into the art of the Middle Ages and the diverse forms of reliquaries, which every church possessed at that time.
These precious objects bring viewers closer to the piety and thinking of an age seemingly long gone. But they also provide direct insight into medieval trade, for example via Paris, as a production center, or Africa, whence some of the materials used in their manufacture originally came.
The exhibition began on May 22nd, and runs until August 14, 2022. To learn more, please visit the Cleveland Museum of Art website.