Plaque from a Reliquary Shrine, Date: ca. 1186 Geography: Made in Cologne, Germany, Medium: Champlevé and cloisonné enamel, copper alloy, gilt. Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large architectural shrines containing relics associated with local saints. These ambitious goldsmiths’ works are among the greatest artistic achievements of their time. Refined decorative fragments like this are often all that remain of these monumental objects.