Just in time for Halloween, we’re taking a l…

Just in time for Halloween, we’re taking a look at reliquaries–containers for holy relics. The transparency of glass makes it easy to see the bones of venerated saints held inside. Explore the relationship between glass and death in “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library,” on view through February 17. 

Krautstrunk (Reliquary Beaker), Tyrol, Austria, 1475-1525. 70.3.23.