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This collection of artifacts is officially designated as one of the "Seven Wonders of Belgium" ("the Magnificent Seven").  Hugo of Oignies was a 13th-century metalsmith of Namur, who used his craft to create engraved, religious articles of surpassing beauty: a golden chalice, an outer bookbinding—the famed "Evangelarium"—for the holy scriptures, a jewel-encrusted cross, plates for the Host, reliquaries, and other articles of wrought metal fashioned with such artistic talent and religious fervor that they were already regarded as masterpieces in his own time. As an example of the perfect, unquestioning faith of those days, they are unequalled, and should be seen.