The pull of religious relics: Holy jewels | The Economist

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The pull of religious relics: Holy jewels | The Economist.

““Treasures of Heaven” is sponsored mainly by John Studzinski, global head of Blackstone Advisory Partners, in a rare example of private philanthropy. Mr Studzinski is a devout Roman Catholic. But one need not perceive reliquaries as intermediaries with the divine to be delighted and moved by this show. These are jewels with soul as well as beauty, a rewarding introduction to the early history of Christianity and the medieval mind.”

If this isn’t reason enough to travel to Europe and see this exhibit, I don’t know what is.