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Silverware

Silverware

The singularity of the collection of the Museu de Alberto Sampaio, mainly composed of pieces of religious art, derives from its unity and homogeneity, from being unusually well documented and furthermore for including a representative sample of local production.  About 70% of the total number of pieces originates from a single institution – the Insigne e Real Colegiada de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira – and the liturgical implements coming from Santa Marinha da Costa and from S. Torcato, or from the church of S. Miguel do Castelo, ended up being integrated in the treasure of the Collegiate Church; the temple of the Collegiate Church was the headquarters of the Irmandade de S. Nicolau, whose silverware was deposited in the Museum in 1994, forming a secondary nucleus within the collection.

The treasure of Our Lady of the Olive Tree, with pieces that go from the 12th to the 19th centuries, was created thanks to successive donations by kings, priors, canons, or simple faithful, or else its manufacture was commissioned by the church to answer devotional needs. It is regrettable that many of the works of art that formerly comprised it have disappeared but this treasure is sufficient to testify to the liturgical splendour of the most important ecclesiastical institution in Guimarães, to document various cultural realities and artistic sensibilities, and to evoke stories of faith, power and personal affirmation.

In this collection, one must highlight the magnificent silver gilt triptych, a present offered by Dom João I to Saint Mary of the Olive Tree to thank Her for the victory attained at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385.

12th CENTURY

Ourivesaria

Cross

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Ourivesaria

Processional cross

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Ourivesaria

Chalice and paten of Dom Sancho

1187

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13th AND 14th CENTURIES

Silverware

Reliquary chest

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Silverware

Chalice and paten

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Ourivesaria

Processional cross

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Silverware

Saint Mary of the Olive Tree

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Sculpture

Triptych of the Nativity

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15th CENTURY

Ourivesaria

Processional cross

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Silverware

Reliquary chest

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Ourivesaria

Processional cross

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Ourivesaria

Chest

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16th CENTURY

Silverware

Monstrance

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Ourivesaria

Reliquary of Saint Sebastian

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Silverware

Processional cross

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Ourivesaria

Reliquary of the Holy Cross

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Ourivesaria

Chalice and paten

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Inkwells

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17th CENTURY

Ourivesaria

Chest

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Reliquary

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Ourivesaria

Sand casters

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Ourivesaria

Perfuming-pans

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18th CENTURY

Ourivesaria

Repository for the Blessed Sacrament

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Ourivesaria

Altar cross

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Ourivesaria

Reliquary chest

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Pintura

Ewer and Laver

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Ourivesaria

Missal cover

ca. 1710

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Ourivesaria

Missal stand

ca. 1704

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Chalice

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Ourivesaria

Medals

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19th CENTURY

Ourivesaria

Saint Michael the Archangel

1817-1818

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Ourivesaria

Vase

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Ourivesaria

Salver

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Ourivesaria

Crown

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Ourivesaria

Crosier

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Ourivesaroa

Processional cross

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Ourivesaria

Confraternity staffs

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Ourivesaria

Processional vases

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OURIVESARIA

Candlestick with snuffer

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Ourivesaria

Snuffer or Wick trimmer with tray

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Ourivesaria

Snuff box

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Ourivesaria

Snuff box

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Ourivesaria

Snuff box

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Ourivesaria

Receptacle for the ampulla of extreme unction

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Ourivesaria

Candlesticks

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Ourivesaria

Candlesticks

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Ourivesaria

Pin pan

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Ourivesaria

Baton

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Ourivesaria

Salver

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Ourivesaria

Pan with open handles

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Ourivesaria

Toothpick holder

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Ourivesaria

Toothpick holder

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Silverware

Toothpick holder

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Ourivesaria

Toothpick holder

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