Friday, March 13, 2020

Another Restoration of a Processional Monstrance

Last month, at the suggestion of reader Richard Seto, I shared a video about the restoration of the very large processional monstrance (‘custodia’ in Spanish) of the cathedral of the Assumption in Mexico City. Mr Seto was kind enough to suggest as a follow up a similar video about the even more magnificent one at Toledo in Spain, a rare chance to see up close some the details of the enameled gold and jeweled monstrance which had belonged to Queen Isabella that the custodia enshrines. The footage also inludes a part of the tapestry collection which is hung on the outside of the cathedral for the Corpus Christi procession. For those who do not speak Spanish, YouTube’s automatic subtitle and translation feature works very well with that particular language.

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