PŘEHLED BENEDIKTINSKÉHO DĚJEPISECTVÍ V ČESKÝCH ZEMÍCH
(An Overview on Historiography of the Benedictine Order in the Czech Lands)
Abstract: The historic, patriarchal and stavropegic Holy monastery of Saint John Prodromos is located to the west of city Veroia. According to monastery regulations, the skull of saint Clement, Archbishop of Ohrid, was kept within its edifice in the year 1832. Inscriptions provide us with information regarding the names of the artist who made the octagonal external silver reliquary for the relic of saint Clement in 1818 and the name of the abbot who covered the expenses for the whole work. The skull reliquary of a head-like shape is made of silver, inlaid with gold and there is a moulded mask on its front side. This reliquary does not bear any inscriptions. Still, a number of artworks with similar characteristics found in the neighbouring regions, in addition to information from written sources, indicates that the skull reliquary was probably made in the city of Naoussa, in the late 18th century. There is a possibility that the exact manufacturing year of the skull reliquary was 1784, when the Orthodox Procession book (Acolouthia) of saint Clement was published in Venice.
Authors: Zouhar, Jakub
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 2, pages: 39-73 (PDF file)
Key words: BENEDICTINE ORDER, HISTORIOGRAPHY, CZECH LANDS, MIDDLE AGES, MODERN PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY, 20TH CENTURY