Plaster cast of the shrine of Saint Servais of Maastricht Roermond, workshop Cuypers & Soltzenberg, 1879, Plaster polychrome. Musee d Art et d Histoire (Musee du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium). Made with Zephyr3D Lite.
In August 1879, the Royal Commission of International Exchanges ordered this molding to the firm Cuypers & Soltzenberg, specialized in this kind of work. This initiative was part of a vast program of international exchange between museums. His goal was essentially documentary and didactic. The dazzling progress of a promising technique, photography, however, ended by definitely ompromising the future of this vast project. The original shrine is still preserved in the treasure of the Basilica of St. Servatius in Maastricht. The four gables-reliquaries, with which it formerly formed a set, have, for their part, been acquired by our museums in 1861. They are exhibited in La Salle d Arts Romanesque and Mosan.
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