Reliquary (2016.9)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Reliquary

Date

2009

Description

Reliquary pendant on waxed leather string containing a ceramic fragment. Grayson Perry, 2009.

This object was originally commissioned as part of a limited edition for sale in the Tate Modern shop. The initial 2009 edition comprised 1200 pieces and was followed up in 2012 with a second edition of 1000.

Dimensions

height:  8cm
depth:  1.8cm
width:  5cm

Object number

2016.9

Category

  • Reliquary, Grayson Perry, 2009, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.9. Photo: Relic Imaging Ltd.

  • Reliquary, Grayson Perry, 2009, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.9. Photo: Relic Imaging Ltd.

  • Reliquary, Grayson Perry, 2009, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.9. Photo: Relic Imaging Ltd.

  • Maker's Statement for 'Reliquary', Grayson Perry, 2009, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.9. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

Maker's statement


I think that the way we look at art comes from religion. We go to special buildings to stare at significant and precious things. We feel it is good for us. Tate Modern is a 21st Century cathedral. Artists are saints and holy fools. Here is a relic of one of them to take home from your pilgrimage.