South Germany. Reliquary of the Virgin and Saints (1 of 2 images). This type of reliquary, sometimes called bursa or "purse-shaped," originated in Germany and Austria in the 13th century. Fin XIIIe siècle. Gilt copper set with mother of pearl, rubies or spinels, rock crystal, turquoise, and unidentified gem stones. Dimensions: 13,6 × 14 × 7,8 cm.Walters Art Museum. Public Domain.