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Conques Abbey: Portable Altar of Begon (1100)

Portable Altar of Begon (1100)

Bearing an inscription indicating it was commissioned by Abbot Begon in 1100, this portable altar is made of porphyry and has a hollow cavity for a relic of the True Cross. It is framed by gilded silver, with portraits of St. Foy, Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other saints around the edges.