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The shrine reliquary known as the Sainte-Châsse contained the principal relic of Chartres Cathedral during the Middle Ages, the Sainte-Chemise, or Holy Tunic, a seamless garment believed to have been woven by the Virgin Mary and worn by her at the birth of Christ. From the late thirteenth century, there are also occasional references to a second relic, the Virgin's Veil. Creation of the shrine was attributed to a craftsman named Teudon, in about 962. Although destroyed during the French Revolution, its appea…

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James Bugslag, “Sainte-Châsse”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00047>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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