It is not rare to find valuable older pieces of jewellery used in Baroque monstrances. The pendants, brooches, rings or other insignia stand out due to their sumptuous enamels, precious stones and pearls. The pieces, which had gone out of fashion or whose owners had died, were donated to the churches and then reused by goldsmiths.
The exhibition unites monstrances, jewellery and portraits of the former wearers of the jewellery.
Illustration: Detail of the Ursuline Monstrance, Salzburg Cathedral Museum