Jerusalem: Faith and Power

In the first video of this series, curator André Afonso tells us about the works of art sent to the Holy Land, to be housed in its most famous place of devotion: the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.
André Afonso 05 Feb 2024 3 min
Treasures from Kings

According to the Christian faith, Jerusalem was the site of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. For this reason, Emperor Constantine (c. 272–337) ordered the construction of several temples in this territory. Since then, countless European Catholic monarchs have made substantial gifts to these sanctuaries, symbols of their faith and power. 


Treasures from Kings

The kingdoms of Portugal, Spain, and Naples made some of the most significant gifts to the Holy Land. In this video series, discover some of the objects and figures that played a leading role in these moments.

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