Stand for a cross, in the shape of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Stand for a cross, in the shape of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Stand for a cross, in the shape of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Germany
Late 12th century
Bronze
Height 18 cm x width 16 cm x depth 9 cm
Museum no. 2169-1855

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is said to have been built on the spot where Jesus was buried. The chimney-like aperture on the roof of this model church would have supported a bronze cross. The box below the church would have contained holy relics.