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Silverware Room

Silverware Room

The building of a church and its preparation for worship presupposes the existence of a set of liturgical plate required for the various divine ceremonies. From the earliest periods of Christianity, the objects used for worship were made of precious materials – gold, silver, ivory and gemstones. Only the best is good enough for God.

The treasure of the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira is no exception to this rule. Over the centuries, kings, nobles, clerics and the people have offered their chosen saint liturgical plate of the highest cultural and aesthetic value – chalices, monstrances, crosses and reliquaries.

This nucleus coming from the Colegiada de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira was enriched and diversified throughout the times and, as it covers an extended chronological period – from the 12th to the end of the 19th century –, it allows us to understand the devotion of men and the aesthetic taste of each period.

It is a singular collection, characterised by its unity, by its quite homogenous quality, for being unusually well documented and furthermore for including a representative sample of local production. Nowadays, it is one of the best sets of the kind that exist in national museums, occupying a unique place in the History of Art in Portugal.

It is important to mention that 10 of the 12 national treasures the museum possesses can be found in the Silverware Room.

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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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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