The treasures of the Collegiate Church of St. Servatius in Quedlinburg are a perfectly preserved ensemble of medieval art. Its roots go back to the founding of the abbey under the Ottonian period. The wealth increased steadily through imperial privileges and endowments. The highly revered relics, precious receptacles and unique manuscripts were used mainly for the liturgy. In addition to sculptures, panel paintings, unique gold work, fine ivory carvings and radiant works of oriental crystal cutting have been preserved. A special highlight is the oldest surviving example of textile art in Europe dating from the 12th century.