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St. Victor´s Cathedral, Xanten, High Altar
The most distinguished sanctuary of the treasury of the cathedral contains the assumed mortal remains of St. Victor (Viktor of Xanten) in a gemmed shrine that is one of the oldest preserved ones in the whole Rhineland. Besides the shrine busts of Victor and his relative Helena were erected. The paintings in the wings of the altar are done by Barthel Bruyn the Elder (1534), depicting various stages of life of Victor and Helena.