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Sacred Reliquaries
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Sacred Catholic Reliquaries

 
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Italian theca Reliquary housing the Most Holy relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.

Реликварий 18-го века с частицами Истинного Животворящего Креста Господня, Ватикан.

ca. 1800 silvered metal crystal fronted theca housing particles of the True Lifegiving Cross. Inscribed SS. Ligno Crusis DNIC (Of the wood of the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ) in 18th century dictus. Authenticated with red Spanish wax seal from the Vatican Curia on the back.

 

79-DDMR-5
$Price Upon Request

Italian theca Reliquary housing first class relic of St. George of Lydda.

Реликварий с частицей Святого Великомученника Георгия Лиддского. Реликварий происходящий из Ватикана датирующийся 18-го веком и выполненный в стиле Барокко из посеребренной латуни с довольно значительной реликвией первого класса одного из самых чтимых Христианских святых, известного в России как Георгий Победоносец. Реликвия подписана на латыне "S Georgi MM" (San Georgius Militari Martyris - Мученик Солдат Святой Георгий) и заверен печатью епископа ватиканской Курии.

Circa 18th century fine Italian Baroque reliquary originating from the Vatican and housing a significant first class relic of one of the most venerated Christian saints - the St. George of Lydda, Military Martyr (San Georgius Militari Martyris).

113-DDR-7

Silverplate Baroque Standing Monstrance Reliquary Italy, Circa 1750 Housing Two Reliquary Thecae

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий две теки с мощами восьми католических святых

Circa 1750 Italian carved wood monstrance reliquary with chased silverplated facing, 26 1/2 (67 cm) inches tall. Housing two reliquary thecae.


1. Saint Paschal Baylon (1540-1592) the patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and Eucharistic associations, Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) - one of the most venerated religious figures in history as a founder of the Order of Friars Minor, Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis, Saint Stanislaus Kostka (1550-1568) - Polish novice of the Society of Jesus, [one cedula not readable]
2. Saint Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) - missionary Valencian Dominican friar, Saint Nicholas Tolentino (1246-1305) Italian Augustinian Friar saint and mystic known as the Patron of Holy Souls, Saint Andrew Avellino (1521-1608) - Italian saint venerated as patron saint of Naples and Sicily and invoked especially against a sudden death, [one cedula not readable]

101-DDR-65
$1,750

Circa 1750 Italian Silverplate Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with Four Apostles

 

 

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами четырех святых апостолов - Петра, Павла, Андрея и Иакова Зеведеева

This 18th century Baroque monstrance houses a later theca with the relics of four apostles: Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint Andrew, and Saint James the Great, identified by the cedula.

 

 

 

 

103-DDR-65

Circa 1720 Italian Carved Wood Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with Five Female Saints

Итальянский монстранс начала XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами пяти женщин-святых

Carved wooden and gessoed standing monstrance reliquary, Italian circa 1720, 18 inches (46 cm) tall, housing a reliquary theca with five female saints: Saint Eutichiana, V.M., Saint Liberata, V.M. - the patron saint of the village of Pizzone, Italy, Saint Euphrasia, V.M - a Constantinopolitan nun who is venerated for her piety and charity, Saint Anastasia of Sirmium (The Roman) (In the Orthodox Church, she is venerated as St. Anastasia the Pharmakolytria, i.e. "Deliverer from Potions") who is credited with the protection of the faithful from poison and other harmful substances, and Saint Maria Salome - a follower of Jesus, sometimes identified as the wife of Zebedee, the mother of James and John, two of the Apostles of Jesus, and sometimes also as the sister of Mary, mother of Jesus. In Roman Catholic tradition Salome is counted as one of the Three Marys, as identified by the cedula

 

104-DDR-65
$1,750

Circa 1720 Italian Carved Wood Baroque Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca with Five Male Saints

Итальянский монстранс начала XVIII века содержащий теку с мощами пяти католических святых

Carved wooden and gessoed standing monstrance reliquary, Italian circa 1720, 18 inches (46 cm) tall, housing a reliquary theca with five male saints: Great Martyr, the Emperor Blessed Constantine XI Paleologos (1404-1453), the last Emperor of the East Roman Empire, venerated among Orthodox and Byzantine Catholics alike, martyred by the forces of Sultan Mehmet during the assault on Constantinopole. Saint Leonard of Port Maurice (1676-1751) - Italian Franciscan preacher and ascetic writer, Saint Peter Damian (1007-1073), monk of the Order of St. Benedict, Doctor of the Church, Saint James of Catania (c. 730), Bishop and Confessor, Saint Peter of Veron (1206-1252), a 13th-century Italian Catholic priest. He was a Dominican friar and a celebrated preacher

 

105-DDR-65

Circa 1750 Italian Ornate Chased Silverplate Baroque Standing Monstrance Reliquary Housing a Reliquary Theca of Saint Rita of Cascia

Итальянский монстранс середины XVIII века содержащий теку с мощамикатолической святой монахини Риты Кашской

Italian circa 1750 highly ornate, carved wood monstrance reliquary with chased silverplated facing, 22 inches (55 cm) tall. Housing a later reliquary theca with the second class relic of Saint Rita of Cascia (1381-1457) an Italian Augustinian nun, widow and saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as a saint of impossible cases. Her body, which has remained incorrupt over the centuries, is venerated today in the shrine at Cascia, which bears her name.

 

 

 

 

 

106-DDR-65
$1,500

Italian theca with a relic of the Virgin Mary and relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti.

Серебряный мощевик-тека ок. 1800 г. с реликвией Пресвятой Богородицы.

Rare ca. 1800 ornate silver theca with a rock-crystal front containing a relic of the Most Holy Mother or God (BMV) and relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti, an Italian nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis (1585-1640). Hyacintha was beatified by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726, and canonized on 14 May 1807 by Pope Pius VII.

 

 

 

112-IAR
Price upon request

 

Silver Multi-Reliquary Theca Centered Around the Relic of the True Cross, the Holy Family, and Important Catholic Saints

Редкий и необычный Серебряный мульти-мощевик середины 18го век содержащий частицы Животворящего Креста, мощи Святого Семейства иважных католических святых

  1. Particles of the True Cross (Lign. S Cruc. DNJC)
  2. Saint Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary (S. Joach. Pat. V. Mar)
  3. Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary (S. Ann. Mat. Mar)
  4. Saint Joseph the husband of Mary (S. Jos. Spon. BMV)
  5. (of the sepulcher of the) Blessed Virgin Mary (Ex Sepul. BMV)
  6. Saint Cyril of Alexandria, the Great Martyr (S. Cyri Mart.)
  7. Saint Emygdius, bishop and martyr (S. Emigd. E. m.)
  8. Saint Paschal Baylon, Spanish Eucharistic friar (S. Paschal Bayl.)
  9. Saint Rocco, confessor and one of 14 Holy Helpers (S. Rochi)
  10. Saint Venantius of Camerino, Italian martyr (S. Venanti E. Mart.)
  11. Saint Valentine, Roman saint associated with a tradition of courtly love (S. Valentin. Mart)
  12. Saint Andrew Avellino, Italian saint invoked against a sudden death (S. Andre Avellin.)
  13. Saint Dominic of Osma, Spanish priest, founder of the Dominican order (S. Domenic. Ad)
  14. Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian Catholic friar and preacher, founder of the Order of Saint Francis (S. Francis Ass.)
107-DDR-55
$2,750

 

 

Rare and Unusual 18th Century Multireliquary Centered Around the Column of Flagellation and the Sepulcher of the Theotokos, and Including First Class Relics of Saint Peter, Apostle; Saint Paul, Apostle; Saint Nicholas Tolentino; Saint Philip Neri, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga; Saint Lucy, Virgin Martyr; Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church; and Saint Paschal Baylon.

Редкий и необычный мульти-мощевик середины 18го века с частицей Столба Бичевания и частицей Усыпальницы Пресвятой Богоматери, окруженных мощами первого класса святых апостолов Петра и Павла, монаха-августинца св. Николая Толентинского, святого Филиппа Нери основателя конгрегации ораторианцев, святой Луции Сиракузской покровительницы слепых почитаемой как в православной, так и в католической традиции, святой Терезы Авильской, испанской монахини-кармелитки почитаемой как Учителя Церкви, и испанского монаха святого Паскаля Байлона.

Mid 18th Century silver-washed brass reliquary theca, comprising First Class, ex ossibus relics of Saints and Apostles Peter and Paul, Italian saint and mystic Saint Nicholas Tolentino known as the Patron of Holy Souls, Saint Philip Neri, known as the Apostle of Rome, Saint Lucy young Christian martyr, patron of the blind, Saint Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, and Spanish Saint Paschal Baylon patron saint of Eucharistic congresses and Eucharistic associations, dispersed around relics of the Column of Flagellation of Our Lord, and the Sepulcher of the Theotokos. The relics are mounted against a red background, and identified with manuscript cedulae. The theca is sealed with a red Spanish sealing was seal and three sets (of probably four) of double red cords of red silk. The seal shows signs of heat, but the original episcopal seal is largely visible.

99-MR-175
$4,750

Theca with relic of Saint Elizabeth, the Mother of John the Baptist.

Круглая бельгийская тека конца 19-го века содержащая мощи Святой Елизаветы, матери Иоанна Предтечи.

Late 19th century Belgian round glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing relic of Saint Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. The relic is affixed to yelow silk background and titled on lithographically printed paper cedula in 19th century dictus. Back of the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Italian Cardinal. Saint Elizabeth is revered as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on November 5, and in the Orthodox and Anglican traditions on September 5, on the same day with her husband Zacharias.

 

02-DDWR-45
$950

Theca with the first class relic of Saint Peter, the Apostle.

Овальная тека 18-го века содержащая мощи первого класса Святого Апостола Петра.

Mid 18th century oval silver-washed brass glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing ex ossibus first class relic of Saint Peter, the Apostle. The relic is surrounded by paperolle ornamentation and affixed to faded red silk background. It is titled on fancy shaped paper cedula in two-color ink written in 18th century dictus. Back of the theca is secured by a perfecty preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Italian Bishop. The Roman Catholic Church considers Saint Peter to be the first Pope, ordained by Jesus himself and associate him with founding the Church of Antioch and later the Church in Rome. The Roman Martyrology assigns 29 June as the feast day of both Apostles Peter and Paul.

04-DDWR-45
$2,750

Theca with first class relics of Saint Andrew, the Apostle.

Французская овальная тека 1920х гг содержащая мощипервого класса Святого Апостола Андрея Первозванного

Ca. 1920s French oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca, containing significant first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Andrew, the Apostle. The relic is affixed to red silk background and titled on a paper typographic cedula. Back of the theca is secured by a perfecty preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Saint Joan of Arc and dates and places of her birth, major battle and death. Major relics of the Apostle Andrew are kept at the Basilica of St Andrew in Patras, Greece; the Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Italy; St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert, Warsaw, Poland. There are also numerous smaller reliquaries throughout the world. His feast is venerated on the 30th of November

06-DDWR-45
$2,500

Theca with the first class relics of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Овальная тека 19-го века содержащая мощи превого класса Святого Франциска Асизского.

Mid 19th century oval brass glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing significant first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Francis of Assisi. The relic is affixed to cloth background and titled on paper typographic cedula. Back of the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Italian Archbishop. Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), Italian Catholic friar and preacher, who founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers, followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor, or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. His feast is venerated on October 4th.

07-DDWR-45

Theca with relics of the belt of the Blessed Virgin Mary and relic of Saint Caroline.

Овальная тека начала 19-го века содержащая реликвию пояса Пресвятой Богоматери и мощи первого класса Святой преподобной Каролины

19th century Italian oval glass-fronted coin silver reliquary theca, containing a particle relic of the holy girdle of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Ex. Cing[endo] B[enedetta] V[ergine]. Mar[ie]) commonly known as The Girdle of Thomas and a significant first class ex visera relic of Saint Caroline (Ex Viser[a] S. Caroli[ne] B[enedictus]). The back, protected by clear glass, is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of the issuing authority.

The Girdle of Thomas, also known Virgin's Girdle, Holy Belt, or Sacra Cintola is a Christian relic in the form of a "girdle" or knotted textile cord used as a belt, that was dropped by the Virgin Mary from the sky to Saint Thomas the Apostle at the time of her Assumption to heaven. The original girdle is housed at Prato Cathedral in Tuscany in Italy

 

This reliquary combines two relics veneration of which has been regarded as especially helpful for pregnant women.

09-DDWR-45
$2,750

A Rare Documented Reliquary of Three Important Saints: Zosimus, Hedwig and Andrew Avellino

Необычный документированный мощевик 18го века с мощами первого класса трех католических святых: святого папы римского Зосимы, святой монахини Ядвиги Силезской покровительницы сирот, и святого Андрея Авеллино покровителя Неаполя и Сицилии.

An unusual 18th century pendant reliquary theca housing three important saints: Pope Saint Zosimus, Saint Hedwig of Andechs and Silesia (Swieta Jadwiga Slaska or Heilige Hedwig von Andechs), and Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor, patron saint of Naples and Sicily who invoked especially against a sudden death. The relics are mounted on a blue background with each relic identified with a manuscript cedula. The silver billon reliquary theca is sealed with a tied episcopal seal, contained in an encapsulated back and accompanied by the early 19th century authentics document signed by Joseph Perugini, Titular Bishop of Porfireone, Domestic Prelate to the Pope.

97-DDR-8
$2,350

Reliquary Theca, housing the first class ex Ossibus relics of Saint George of Lydda, Great Martyr, and Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

Мощевик тека датирующийся пр. 1925 гг. с мощами первого класса святого Георгия Лиддского (Победоносца), почитаемого как в православной, так и в католической традиции как великомученника и католической святой Терезы из Лизьё, кармелитской монахини, одной из четырёх женщин, удостоенных титула Учитель Церкви.

Reliquary Theca, brass with a tinned lining, circa 1925, housing the first class relics of Saint George of Lydda, Great Martyr, and Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Doctor of the Church. The theca is 1 1/16" by 13/16," and is embellished with a silvered paperolle. The relics are identified by two manuscript cedulae. The theca bears the intact Spanish sealing wax seal of a monastic institution in Northern France or southern Belgium, and is intact. The seal is protected by the original rear cover lid of the theca, which is present.

101-DDR-52
$1,750

Extremely rare relic of the Disciple, Saint Andrew the First-Called housed in an elaborate, gilt, 18th century theca

Чрезвычайно редкий мощевик 18го века с мощами святого Апостола Андрея Первозванного.

Reliquary Theca, 18th century, gilt brass, with an elaborate gouache cedula in the shape of the Saint, with two substantial relics of the Saint flanking the Saint’s head between the uprights of the Cross of Saint Andrew. The cedula is inscribed Ex Ossibus S. Andreae Apostoli in a 1st half of the 18th century ductus. The cedula appears to be decorated vellum. There is no seal, and no indication that there ever was a seal; the contents are undisturbed and in outstanding condition.

 

71-DDR-175
$5,750

 

 

Estremely rare and important documented ca. 1728 Italian reliquary containing Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary, relic of her spouse St. Joseph and relics of nine other Catholic Saints.

Уникальный документированный итальянский мощевик 18го века с большой частицей волоса Пресвятой Богоматери, частицей туники её мужа, Святого Иосифа, и мощами девяти католических Святых.

Italian silver and parcel gilt Baroque reliquary from the suppressed diocese of Lavello, sealed and documented by Nicolaus Cerbinus, Bishop of the Diocese of Lavello, Metropolitanate of Bari, on April 21, 1728 and containing the following Holy relics:

  1. an exceptionally large sample of Ex Capillis B.V. Mariae [from the Hair of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  2. Ex Vestis S. Josephi Sponsis B.V. Mariae [from the Clothing of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  3. Ex Dentis S. Viti. M. [From the Teeth of Saint Vitus, Martyr]
  4. Ex Ossibus S. Francisco Borgiae - [from the bones of St. Francis Borgia]
  5. Ex Ossibus S. Cataldi, Epi [from the bones of Saint Cathaldus, Bishop of Tarentum]
  6. Ex Ossibus S. Montani. M. [from the bones of Saint Montanus, Martyr]
  7. Ex Ossibus S. Francisci de Paula [from the bones of Saint Francis de Paula]
  8. Ex ossibus S. Paschalis Baylon [from the bones of Saint Paschal Baylon]
  9. Ex Ossibus S. Zaccarie Epi., et m. [from the bones of Saint Zacharias, Bishop and Martyr]
  10. Ex Ossibus S. Philippi Nery [from the bones of Saint Philip Neri].
  11. Ex Ossibus S. Nicasy m. [from the bones of Saint Nicasius (of Rheims), Martyr]
73-DDR-245
Price upon request

 

Virgins and Widows – Unusual Relic Constellation with Original Papal-level Authentics Signed by Cardinal Respighi, Priest of the Lateran Basilica

Highly unusual collection of female saints, in a large silverplated reliquary theca, sealed, and accompanied by the original authentics bearing a Papal coat of arms and authorized by Petrus Cardinal Respighi, Priest of the Papal Lateran Basilica and Vicar General to His Holiness the Pope, in Rome, and dated 16 August 1910. The relics are mounted on light gold silk and identified with typographic cedulae. The background is further embellished with floral designs in watercolor. The reliquary itself is large oval silverplated nickel theca, sealed with a single, red, Spanish sealing wax seal with the personal arms of Cardinal Respighi.
The saints included in this reliquary are: Saint Francisca Vid. of Rome [ex Praecordis]; Saint Maria Magdalena de Pazzi, Virgin [ex Vela imbuta sanguine]; Saint Rosa of Viterbo [Velo nigro]; Saints Theresa, Gertrude, Rosalia, Hiacyntha, Virgins [ex Reliquis]; Saint Mary Magdalene, Penitent and Saint Martha, Virgin.

63-DDR-14
$4,500

 

Attractive 19th Century Reliquary of the Passion

Мощевик 19го века с реликвиями Страстей Христовых.

Extremely attractive Multiple Relic Reliquary, centered on the Holy Sepulchre and the Manger of Our Lord. Mounted against a red silk background, ornamented with gold and silver devices, and housed in a sealed, cast bronze reliquary theca further decorated with an inner ring of silver braid. There are 8 relics, which include, from the top, stone from the Holy Mountain of Calvary; stone from the sepulchre of the B.M.V.; stone from the sepulchre of Saint Eusebius, Abbot; stone from the Crypt of Saint Elias on Mount Carmel; anunspecified relic from the location of the Nativity of the B.M.V.; an unspecified relic from the Crypt in the Garden of Gethsemane; an unspecified relic from the Holy Sepulchre D.N.J.C.; and an unspecified relic from the Manger D.N.J.C.

64-DDR-6
$2,750

Attractive 18th Century Reliquary of the Holy Family and Special Saints

Extremely attractive Multiple Relic Reliquary, centered on the Holy Chemise of the B.M.V [ex Subucula] and the Cloak of Saint Joseph [ex Pallio] and including five additional first class relics of Saint Lawrence [ex Ossibus]; Saint Christina, Virgin [ex Ossibus]; Saint Lucy, Virgin [ex Ossibus]; Saint Agatha [ex Cranium]; Saint Anthony the Great [ex Ossibus]. The relics are beautifully mounted in a convolute of gold and silver paperolles and silk flowers, and are identified with manuscript vellum cedulae in an 18th century ductus. Mounted against a pink silk background, ornamented with gold and silver devices, and housed in a silver-plated reliquary theca further decorated with an inner ring of gold bullion braid. There are seven relics, each individually presented in a starburst of gilt wire.

 

67-DDR-15
$4,500

 

18th Century Pax Reliquary with Two Sealed Thecas Saint Rochus and Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Silverplated brass oval pax reliquary, 51 mm by 65 mm, 27 mm deep, furnished with
a finger ring on verso, housing two elaborate silver thecas bearing 18th century curia
seals, with cedulae in an 18th century ductus identifying first class relics of Saint Rochus and Saint Aloysius Conzaga. The red Spanish sealing wax Curia seals are visible, but due to the fact that the two internal thecas are mounted to the display plate within the pax reliquary, it is not possible to photograph them or read them completely without damaging the existing 18th century assembly. The thecas are surrounded by ribbon braid silver and highlighted with gold thread. Both of the two thecas are well as the overall pax reliquary are surmounted by thick, beveled, 18th century glass.

56-MR-5
$1,200

17th Century Monstrance Reliquary with Masterwork Silver Filigree Theca Housing an ex Palio Relic of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin

Монстранс 17го века с мощами святого Иосифа, мужа Святой Богоматери.

Late 17th century silver filigree masterwork theca, crowned separately, and with a
braided silver hanging loop, surrounding a sealed 17th century theca, inscribed on the th
cedula in an 17 century ductus ex Pall S. Jos. This supratheca is further mounted on a velvet-covered binder’s paste board, to which it is stitched, inside a chased, silver- washed, hammered monstrance of the late 17th century. The paste board appears to be a composite made of layers of printing paper, some of which are printed. There are some defects in the ray pattern emanating from the monstrance, but the silver filigree theca and the monstrance itself are in spectacular condition. The seal compartment is covered by the sewn-over board.

53-MR-135
$4,750

 

Gilt Carved Wooden Baroque Reliquary with a Major Relic of Apostle Saint Barnabas, Housed in an Elaborate 18th Century Florentine Silver Filigree Theca Composed of Two Pieces of Carved Rock Crystal

An outstanding carved and gilt wooden monstrance reliquary, probably Northern Italy, circa 1710 – 1730, in the form of a tripod pedestal vase with the sanctuary window of clear glass on the front and frosted glass on the rear. The reliquary stands approximately 57 cm tall on a 23 cm by 13.5 cm base , and there has been a minor repair accomplished on the rear foot of the tripod. The overall condition is very good, and the impression is extremely pleasing. The reliquary houses an exceptional and large Florentine filigreed silver theca, with elaborate silver floral- and scrollwork surrounding two carved pieces of rock crystal. The theca’s overall dimensions are 55 mm by 45 mm. The theca holds a large and significant ex ossibus relic of the Apostle, Saint Barnabas, who is clearly identified by the recto cedula as [ex] Os[sibus] S. Barnabae, and on the verso cedula as Apostol. The complex theca is further embellished with sweet-water pearls and probable garnets. The theca is sealed with its original 18th century basilical-level red sealing wax seal, all threads intact. The seal is a pendant seal, affixed to a reinforced substrate, and is interlaced through the theca border. The seal appears to be from the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome, with the Elevation of the Cross motif and Defensor Fidei motto. The theca and the seal are in extremely fine condition.

46-MR-185
$6,500

Baroque Altar Monstrance Containing Nine Rare Relics of the Incarnation and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Итальянский монстранс 18го века с реликварием содержащим частицы Истинного Креста и реликвии Страстей Христовых.

Rome, Italy. ca. 1750

A beautiful, elegant late Baroque gilt and silver painted wooden Altar reliquary, 19 inches tall, with much fine detailing, ready to be used in a Church or private chapel.
Inside, in the relic window, surrounded by filigree gold flower decoration, are nine precious relics of the Incarnation and the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
This reliquary is sealed with six red wax seals of a Roman Curia Bishop, with the threads intact. The relics are of:


1. SS. Crucis D.N.J.C. [of The Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ]
2. Ex Cunis [of the Holy Manger of Our Lord]
3. ex Praesepe [a stone relic from the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem]
4. S. Veste Incons. [the Seamless Coat of Our Lord]
5. ex Mensa ult. Cenae [of the Table of the Last Supper]
6. ex Vest. Alba [of the White Vestment of Christ]
7. ex Colum. Flag. [of the Column of Flagellation]
8. ex Fune [of the Rope]
9. ex Sepulcro [of the empty tomb of Christ, site of His glorious Resurrection]

27-MRb-65
$13,500

Altar Relics

 

Rare altar relic of Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul

Алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святых апостолов Петра и Павла.

Rare late 19th century folded paper altar reliquary, with self-contained authentics, sealed with the Episcopal seal of a member of the Roman Curia. The verso bears the inscription SS. Petri et Pauli M. in a late 19th century ductus. Altar reliquaries of this variety started appearing after the Tridentine Council, which dictated the format in which relics were to be produced as wel as the format of the relics inserted in altar stones.

82-DDR-75
$3,750

 

Rare altar relic of Apostle St. Peter

Алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святого апостола Петра

Rare late 19th century folded paper altar reliquary, with self-contained authentics, sealed with the Episcopal seal of a member of the Roman Curia. The verso bears the inscription S. Petri Ap. in a late 19th century ductus. Altar reliquaries of this variety started appearing after the Tridentine Council, which dictated the format in which relics were to be produced as wel as the format of the relics inserted in altar stones.

 

83-DDR-5
$2,750

 

An Extremely Rare Altar Relic of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist

Чрезвычайно редкий бельгийский алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святого апостола Иоанна Богослова.

Altar reliquary, comprising a folded, sealed, self-contained set of authentics, containing first class relics of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist. The folded paper reliquary bears a double sealing wax seal of the Archdiocese of Mechelen, Belgium.

94-DDR-5
$2,250

 

 

Rare altar relic of Orthodox Saint, St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Bishop of Voronezh and Wonderworker of Zadonsk and All Russia

Алтарный мощевик 19го века с мощами святого чудотворного Тихона Задонского, богослова Русской православной церкви, епископа Воронежского и Елецкого, крупнейшего православного религиозного просветителя XVIII века. Особо принято молиться святителю Тихону о врачевании душевных недугов: депрессии, алкоголизма, помешательства, беснования.

Altar reliquary, 97 mm x 41 mm, comprising a folded, self-contained set of authentics, containing first class relics of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724–1783), a Russian Orthodox monk, bishop and spiritual writer who has been glorified a saint of the Orthodox Church, and is recognized as a Saint by many Roman Catholics.

 

75-DDR-5
$2,350

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