The reliquary of Saint Genevieve is made of gilded copper inlaid with enamels. In the Romanesque style it is completely solid, 105 cm in length and especially heavy to carry. It features ten round medallions with the effigy of saints on the lid and two on the sides. It dates from about 1850. The reliquary is the work of the goldsmith Placide Poussielgue-Rusand (1824-1889), based on the drawings of Father Arthur Martin (1802-1856). It was commissioned by Father Duquesnay, dean of Sainte-Geneviève, and paid for by contributions of the congregation. It was located in the north transept.

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Reliquary of Saint Genevieve

by Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris


The reliquary of Saint Genevieve is made of gilded copper inlaid with enamels. In the Romanesque style it is completely solid, 105 cm in length and especially heavy to carry. It features ten round medallions with the effigy of saints on the lid and two on the sides. It dates from about 1850. The reliquary is the work of the goldsmith Placide Poussielgue-Rusand (1824-1889), based on the drawings of Father Arthur Martin (1802-1856). It was commissioned by Father Duquesnay, dean of Sainte-Geneviève, and paid for by contributions of the congregation. It was located in the north transept.