Thomas Becket casket
Made in Limoges, France, c 1200
The front of the casket shows the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury cathedral - the hand of God appearing from the heavens is a reminder of the sacred setting of this murder. The sides show Jesus and Mary, whilst the top shows the burial of Thomas. The casket was made to hold a relic of the Saint and has a lockable door at the back.