Monumental sun monstrance in silver, gems and wood, early 18th century, from the Convento do Sacramento de Alcantara, Lisbon, in the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal. The angel holds a sphere from which radiates a corona of silver rays with the host box in the centre, mounted over a circular plate with 8 silver-gilt cherubs. The museum was opened in 1913 and renovated 2004-2012. The city of Coimbra dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Portugal from 1131 to 1255. Its historic buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Monumental sun monstrance in silver, gems and wood, early 18th century, from the Convento do Sacramento de Alcantara, Lisbon, in the Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal. The angel holds a sphere from which radiates a corona of silver rays with the host box in the centre, mounted over a circular plate with 8 silver-gilt cherubs. The museum was opened in 1913 and renovated 2004-2012. The city of Coimbra dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Portugal from 1131 to...
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