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Arma Christi, Relics of the Instruments of Christ's Passion Collection

The Passion of Christ is the sum total of events that brought physical and spiritual suffering to Jesus Christ in the last days and hours of his earthly life. A special place among the Passion of Christ is occupied by the events that occurred after the Last Supper: His arrest, judgment, scourging and execution — the culminating moment of Christ's Passion. Relics of the Passion, also known as Arma Christi, are artefacts from the first century, preserved by the Catholic Church and venerated by Christians of all denominations.

1838 documented silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ in original case

19th-century French cruciform  reliquary monstrance made of ebony wood decorated with solid silver finials and rays of light housing a glass-fronted silver theca with particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in a  glass-fronted removable theca placed in the center of the reliquary and identified in Latin as Verae Crucis ([from the] True Cross). The theca is secured by an undisturbed seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Pietro Augustoni O.E.S.A. (†1839), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and and Sacristan of the Apostolic Palace (1829–1839). It comes with an original matching authetics documents issued and signed by Fr. Augustoni in 1838. The reliquary is housed in its original fitted leather-clad case.

  • ID# 45-RSSR-2
  • Size 18 inches (46 cm) tall
  • Age ca. 1838 dated
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials ebony wood, silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax, leather, wood.
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular silver reliquary theca with a relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Spectacular large silver crystal-fronted reliquary decorated with opulent floral ornamentation housing significant relics of the wood from the True Cross. The sizable relics are arranged in a crucifix shape, affixed to the background of gold silk decorated with paperole and silver wire ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula label as Lingo + D.N.J.C.  ([of] the wood of the True Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of an unidentified Catholic Bishop. The reliquary comes housed in a period fitted silk-covered case.

  • ID# 279-RSCR-85
  • Size 16 x 11 cm (6 1/4 x 4 nches)
  • Age ca. 1820s
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, crystal, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Important reliquary with large relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Opulent 18th-century Baroque reliquary monstrance of giltwood decorated with Arma Christi (Instruments of Passion) and housing very large and important relics from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in a  glass-fronted cruciform cavity located in the center of the monstrance and identified on a paper cedula label as  De Ligno S. Crucis DNJC  (of the wood from the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the cavity is secured by four seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Antonio Paganini, Vicar General to Giuseppe Saporiti (+1767), Archbishop of Genoa (1746-1767). Fit for public veneration.

  • ID# 189-RSCR-18
  • Size Reliquary is 37 cm (14 1/2 in) high
  • Age ca. Mid-18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular silver reliquary with a large relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ with case

An opulent cruciform reliquary monstrance profusely decorated with filligree silver housing extremely large particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are in the cruciform shape and identified in Latin in red ink on a manuscript cedula label as Lingo SS-mae Crucis D.N.J.C. (Wood from the Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ).  On the back, the reliquary is secured by three undisturbed seals of red Spanish wax with clear imprints of a coat of arms of Monsignor Luigi Del Drago, the Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome (1839-1845). Comes housed in the perfectly preserved original tooled leather-clad silk-lined case of issue.

  • ID# 242-RSCR-13
  • Size 147 x 87 mm (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches)
  • Age ca. mid-19th century (ca. 1839-1845)
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1898 Reliquary with relics of the True Cross, the Shroud & the Vestment of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Small finely cast bronze Neo-Gothic style chapel-shaped reliquary with four glass panes containing three significant relics: of the True Cross, of the Shroud of Turin, and the Vestment of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relics are affixed to a velvet-covered pyramid-shaped structure and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as Vera Crucis (the True Cross), De Sindone D.N.J.C. (of the Shroud of Our Lord Jesus Christ), and Ex Veste B.V. M. (of the Vestment of the Blessed Virgin Mary).  Under the removable dome of the reliquary held in place by two screws, the relics are certified by a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the coat of arms of Fr. Henri Pelgé (†1911),  Bishop of Poitiers, France (1894 - 1911). There is a letter of provenance written in French is affixed to the bottom part of the reliquary reads as follows (translated): “Most holy relics of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, sealed by Monsignor Pelgé, Bishop of Poitiers for the parish of Notre-Dame. Sealed in Poitiers on June 7, 1898.”

  • ID# 37-RSMIS-17
  • Size 3 1/3 inches (8.5 cm) tall
  • Age ca. 1898
  • Origin Poitiers, France
  • Materials bronze, glass, velvet, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price (RESERVED)
  • Orthodox Cross

1867 Documented Reliquary with facsimile Relics of the Holy Nails of Jesus Christ

Finely-cast bronze French Gothic style reliquary cabinet containing three facsimile third-class touch relics of the Holy Nails of Jesus Christ. The nails are certified by the individual seals of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the Monastery of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome. The relics are identified in French on a fancy cedula label as Fac simile des Clous de la Vraie Croix (Facsimile of the Nails of the True Cross).

The reliquary cabinet contains the original matching authentics document stating the following:

We attest to each and every one reading the present document that the enclosed three iron nails fastened with red silk ribbons to the secure seals, were placed near the Sacred Nail, the very sacred relic with which Our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross, that We, the Cistercians preserved in the inner chapel of the urban Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, and the nails were made artistically to be elaborate so that it may seem very similar to the original. This document is issued in Rome in our Monastery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem on July 2, 1867.

The reliquary is suitable for private and public veneration. 

  • ID# 37-RSSR-2
  • Size 14 inches tall x 9 inches across x 6 1/2 inches deep (35 cm x 23 cm x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1867
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Bronze, glass, velvet, silk, wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Important reliquary theca with rare relics of the Manger of Child Jesus & Twelve Apostles

Large oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing first-class relics of the Apostles centered around an extremely rare relic from the Manger of the Child Jesus. The relics are affixed to a red silk background decorated with elaborate gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on bi-color manuscript cedulae labels. The Precious relic of the Holy Crib is identified as De Cunis D.N.J.C. (of the Manger of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Antonio Marcucci (†1798) Bishop of Montalto (1770–1798), Titular Patriarch of Constantinople (1781–1786), and Vicegerent of Rome (1774–1786). Fr. Francesco Antonio Marcucci himself was proclaimed to be Venerable in 2010 after Pope Benedict XVI ratified a decree celebrating his life of heroic Christian virtue.  

In addition to the Relic of the Manger of the Child Jesus, the reliquary contains relics of the following Apostles: Saint Peter; Saint Paul; Saint Andrew; Saint Bartholomew; Saint Jude Thaddeus; Saint James the Greater; Saint Thomas Didymus; Saint Simon; Saint Matthias; Saint James the Lesser; Saint Philip; Saint Barnabus; and Saint Matthew.

  • ID# 234-RSCR-5
  • Size 60 mm x 50 mm (2 x 2 1/3 inches)
  • Age ca. last quarter of the 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silvered brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

1870 Documented reliquary frame with facsimile relic of the Holy Nail of Jesus Christ

An attractive French glass-fronted frame of lacquered wood containing a facsimile third-class touch relic of the Holy Nail of Jesus Christ. The relic is certified by a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the Monastery of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome

The reliquary frame contains an original matching authentics document stating the following:

We attest to each and every one reading the present document that the enclosed three iron nails fastened with red silk ribbons to the secure seals, were placed near the Sacred Nail, the very sacred relic with which Our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross, that We, the Cistercians preserved in the inner chapel of the urban Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, and the nails were made artistically to be elaborate so that it may seem very similar to the original. This document is issued in Rome in our Monastery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem on July 2, 1870.

In addition, the reliquary frame contains the following items:

  1. A cloth ribbon -  3rd class touch relic of the Column of Flagellation of Christ inscribed MISURA DELLA COLONNA DI CRISTO NRO SIGNORE ALLA QUALE FU FLAGELLATO (A Measure Of The Pillar Of Christ Our Lord At Which He Was Flagellated);
  2. A mother-of-pearl pilgrim's cross from the Holy Land;
  3. A dried up branch from an olive tree with a hand written label Olivier de Terre Sainte (Olive from the Holy Land);
  4. An engraving with a depiction of the relic of the Titlo from the Cross of Jesus housed in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in Rome;
  5. An envelope with a pebble relic from the Sepulcher of Christ;
  6. Two envelopes with a pebble relic from the Column of Flagellation of Christ;
  7. An envelope with a pebble relic from the Grotto of Gethsemane.

The reliquary is suitable for private and public veneration. 

  • ID# 47-RSSR-15
  • Size Frame: 17 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches (45 x 36 cm)
  • Age ca. 1870
  • Origin Rome, Frame - Bordeaux, France
  • Materials wood, paper, glass, Spanish wax, silk, cloth
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ in case

Spectacular and important 18th-century large cruciform silver reliquary theca decorated with intricate floral filigree ornamentation housing unusually large particle relics of the wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The precious relics are displayed in a cruciform shape and identified in Latin as D.N.J.C. (Our Lord Jesus [Christ]).  On the back, the reliquary is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Bishop. The reliquary is accompanied by a silk-lined .case of gilt-tooled Florentine leather. 

  • ID# 278-RSCR-95
  • Size 180 x 115 mm (7 x 5 inches)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Reliquary: silver, silk, Spanish wax; Case: leather, silk, paper
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary monstrance with 2 relics of the Passion - the True Cross & the Holy Shroud of Jesus Christ (Shroud of Turin)

Elegant 19th century Baroque reliquary monstrance of parcel gilt and whitewashed wood housing two significant relics of ​the Christ's Passion: of the wood from the True Cross and of the material from the Holy Shroud. The relics are displayed in a  grass-fronted cavity located in the center the monstrance and identified on a fancy-cut paper cedula label as  De Ligno + DN  (of the wood [from the True Cross] of Our Lord) and De Sindone DN (of the Shroud of Our Lord). On the back, the cavity is secured by four seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Francesco Capelletti (†1831), Bishop of Ascoli Piceno (1806-1831). Fit for a for public veneration.

  • ID# 147-RSCR-25
  • Size 12 1/2 in (32 cm) high
  • Age ca. first third of the 19th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials gilt wood
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

1851 Spectacular French silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

19th-century French large cruciform  reliquary monstrance made of  wood decorated with solid silver caps and center detail and housing a theca with particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe substantial relics are displayed in a  crystal-fronted silver theca placed in the center of the reliquary. On its back, the theca is secured by an undisturbed seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Cardinal. The base of the monstrance has a hallmarked solid-silver plaque with the following inscription in French:

"The oak from which this cross is made is contemporary with the birth of Christianity, it was found near Sombernon, a few years ago in a Roman aqueduct whose construction dates back to the conquest of Gaul, it owes its black color to its long stay underground. [dated] 1851."

  • ID# 43-RSSR-225
  • Size 24 1/2 inches (62 cm) tall
  • Age ca. 1851
  • Origin France
  • Materials wood, silver, crystal, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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1914 French silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

1914 French silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Large French cruciform reliquary monstrance made of laquered wood with a solid silver center cavity's framing housing a theca with particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed inside of a double-crystal theca placed in the center of the reliquary and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Verae Crvsis (The True Cross). On its back, the cross is secured by an undisturbed seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Cardinal. On the back, the base of the monstrance has a hidden compartment that reveals the original matching authentics documents issued by Cardinal Basilio Pompili (†1931), the Vicar General of Rome (1913–1931).

  • ID# 2-RSGA-15
  • Size 21 inches (54 cm) high
  • Age ca. 1914
  • Origin France / Vatican
  • Materials Wood, silver, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Spectacular French silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

19th-century French cruciform  reliquary monstrance made of ebony wood decorated with hallmarked solid silver fleur-de-lis finials and housing a theca with particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in a  glass-fronted removable theca placed in the center of the reliquary and surrounded by a cruciform micromosaic depicting the Instruments of Passion (Arma Christi). The theca is secured by an undisturbed seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor.

  • ID# 44-RSSR-2
  • Size 17 1/2 inches (44 cm) high
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin France
  • Materials ebony wood, silver, tessera, glass, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Monstrance reliquary with relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Elaborate Baroque 18th-century monstrance of gilt wood with crossed Arma Christi surmounted by carved wooden canopy containing oval silver glass-fronted theca housing relic of the Passion of Jesus Christ: particles of the Wood from the True Cross. The relics are mounted in cruciform shape on a background of red silk and surrounded by gold burst and twisted silver wire decoration. They are identified on elaborately cut out paper cedula label as Ex Lingo SS-mae Crucis D.N.J.C. (From the wood of the Most Precious Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The theca is authenticated on the back with perfectly preserved red wax seal of Francesco Gaetano Incontri (†1781), the Archbishop of Florence (p. 1741-1781). 

  • ID# 122-LCD-12
  • Size Monstrance: 42 x 17 cm
  • Age ca. third quarter of the 18th century, Italy
  • Materials gilt wood monstrance and silver theca
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary Monstrance with relic from the Titulus Crucis (INRI) of the True Cross of Jesus

Small Baroque reliquary monstrance made of wood with silvered front housing inside of a glass-fronted compartment a significant ex Titulus Crucis (from the Inscription board on the True Cross) relic of Christ's Passion The precious relic is affixed to a background of red silk decorated with gilt paperolle and identified on a fancy-cut manuscript cedula as Tabula Titul[i] Crucis DNJC (From the Titulus tablet of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, the relic is secured with a crisscrossed silk cord held in place by four perfectly preserved seals of red Spanish wax each with an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Antonio Martini (†1809), Archbishop of Florence (1781-1809).  

  • ID# 41-RSCRM-7
  • Size Reliquary is 7 1/2 in (19 cm) high
  • Age ca. 1800
  • Origin Florence, Italy
  • Price (RESERVED)
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Fancy silver theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ and the Apostles

18th-century oval silver double-crystal reliquary theca decorated on the top with bow-shaped silver wire ornamentation and housing relics of the Twelve Apostles of Christ centered around the relic of the True Cross. The relics are affixed to a gold silk background decorated with gilt paperolle, silver wire, and floral ornamentation and identified on manuscript cedulae labels as St. Peter the Apostle, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Andrew the Apostle, St. James the Great the Apostle, St. Philip the Apostle, St. [Jude] Thaddeus the Apostle, St. Matthew the Apostle, St. Bartholomew the Apostle, St. Matthias the Apostle, St. Simon the Apostle, St. James [the Less] the Apostle, and St. Thomas the ApostleOn the back, the theca is secured with a well-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of an unidentified Roman Catholic Bishop.

  • ID# 03-RSSR-1
  • Size 110 x 67 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, crystal
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

18c Reliquary of the True Cross & Arma Christi (Instruments of Passion) of Jesus Christ relics

18c large oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing relics of the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ surrounded by eleven Arma Christi (Instruments of Passion) relics.

The relics are as follows: 

  1. (Center) - Of the Wood from the True Cross
  2. De Scala Cruciae - from the Holy Stairs of the Cross
  3. De Spina - Of the Thorn from the Crown of Thorns
  4. Monte Calvariae - Pebble from the Mount Cavalry
  5. De Spongia - Of the Holy Sponge
  6. De Lingo Mense - Of the Wood from the Table of the Last Supper
  7. De Pane Bened. - Of the Blessed Bread
  8. Sacre Monte Sion - Pebble from the Mount Zion 
  9. ex Veste Alba - From the White Garment
  10. De Linteo - Of the cloth [of the Holy Shroud]
  11. De Col. flag, D.N.J.C. - from the Column of Flagellation of Our Lord
  12. De Sepulcre D.N.J.C. - from the Holy Sepulcher of Our Lord 

The relics are affixed to the ground of blue silk, surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels.  On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Fr. Antonino Serafino Camarda O.P. (†1754), Bishop of Rieti, Italy (1724–1754).

  • ID# 274-RSCR-75
  • Size 75 x 65 mm (3 x 2 1/2 inches)
  • Age ca. second quarter of the 18th century
  • Origin Lazio, Italy
  • Materials silvered brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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1841 Vatican-documented reliquary theca with the relic of the True Cross

1841 Vatican-documented reliquary theca with the relic of the True Cross

A double-crystal silver-set reliquary housing sizable particle relics of the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The precious relics are displayed in a cruciform shape under faceted rock crystal glass.  The reliquary theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Monsignor Giuseppe Della Porta Rodiani (†1841), Auxiliary Bishop of Rome (1838-1841) and the Vicar General of the Vatican. The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Cardinal Porta Rodiani in 1841 and comes in its original Florentine leather silk-lined case.

  • ID# 287-RSCR-8
  • Size 40 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1841
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials crystal, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Substantial oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing relics from the Holy Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are affixed to a red silk background in a cruciform shape and identified on a paper cedula in the upper part as D.N.J.C. (Domini Nostri Jesus Christi  - Our Lord Jesus Christ)On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giovanni Tommaso Neuschel (†) in the capacity of Bishop of Parma (1843 - 1852)The reliquary is accompanied by a matching authentics document issued and signed by fr. Neuschel in 1845. 

  • ID# 15-RSMB-125
  • Size 46 x 36 mm
  • Age ca. 1845
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Price (RESERVED)
  • Orthodox Cross

Fine Silver Pectoral Cross with Relics of Christ's Passion: of the Cross, of the Scepter, of the Sponge, Sweat Cloth, of the Crown of Thorns, of the Spear, of the Nail

A fine 18th-century silver pectoral cross housing seven precious relics of Christ's Passion centered around a relic of the True Cross. The relics are placed in the inner compartments covered by a hinged lid  held in place by a silver capped screw and identified in Latin on typeset cedulae labels as:

  1. S. Spinensis Coronae D.N.J.C. - of the Crown of Thorns of our Lord Jesus Christ
  2. S. Sceptrum D.N.J.C. - of the Reed Scepter  of our Lord Jesus Christ
  3. [of the Wood of the True Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ]
  4. S. Sudarii D.N.J.C. - of the Sweat Cloth (the Veil of Veronica) of our Lord Jesus Christ
  5. S. Hasta D.N.J.C. - of the Spear of our Lord Jesus Christ
  6. S. Spongia D.N.J.C. - of the Holy Sponge of our Lord Jesus Christ
  7. S. Clav. D.N.J.C. - of the nail [from the Cross] of our Lord Jesus Christ
  8. The last relic is unfortunately lost

The cross has a depiction of Christ on the front and back and is hallmarked on the ends of the cross's arms with an 18th-century mark of a silversmith from Napoli, Italy.

  • ID# 22-RSSR-16
  • Size 124 x 77 mm (4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in)
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Napoli, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary theca with relics of the Shroud Of Jesus Christ (Shroud of Turin)

Rare 18th-century silver glass-fronted theca containing five significant threads from the Holy Shroud of Jesus Christ also known as the Shroud of Turin. The relics are affixed to a gilded paper starburst on the red silk background, surrounded by gold and silver wire ornamentation, and titled in 18th-century bi-color ductus as De Sindone DNJC (from the Shroud of Our Lord Jesus Christ). Theca is secured on the back by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing a clear imprint of the coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Bishop.

  • ID# 207-RSCR-1
  • Size 50 x 40 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, silvered brass, glass
  • Price $5,500
  • Orthodox Cross

1919 documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

An oval crystal-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing precious relics of the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The sizable relics are displayed in a cruciform shape on the ground of red silk surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as De Ligno Crucis D.N.J.C. (Of the Wood from the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ).  On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Monsignor St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor Conforti in 1919.

  • ID# 282-RSCR-7
  • Size 33 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 1919
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Silver, crystal, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price (RESERVED)
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Important silver reliquary theca with Passion relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Historically important ca. 1800 oval glass-fronted silver reliquary pendant housing a relic of The True Cross of Christ, presumably used to cure the sick and for exorcism. The particles of the Wood from the True Cross are arranged in a cruciform shape on a ground of red silk and surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation. On the back, behind the hinged protective panel, the reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Monsignor Bernardino Honorati (†1807), a Cardinal-Priest of Santi Marcellino e Pietro in Rome and an important Vatican official who served as Referendary of the Apostolic Signatura and a Relator of the Sacred Congregation of Good Government. The reliquary is enclosed in a silver pendant-case with a hinged lid that is engraved with the following inscriptions:

Front: ET VERBUM CAROFACTUMEST. ("And the Word became flesh". [John 1:14])
Reverse: ESSE + CRUSEM DOMINI FUGGITE PARTES ADVERSAE ("Behold the Cross of the Lord! Be gone all evil powers!" (Motto of St. Anthony))

  • ID# 277-RSCR-5
  • Size he theca 38 x 33 mm, case: 42 x 37 mm, t
  • Age ca. 1800
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1764 Documented crystal reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

A double-crystal silver-set reliquary housing sizable particle relics of wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The precious relics are displayed in a cruciform shape under faceted rock crystal glass.  The reliquary theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Father Francesco Pettorelli Lalatta (†1788), Bishop of Parma (1760-1788). The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Bishop Lalatta in 1764.

  • ID# 283-RSCR-6
  • Size 40 x 24 mm (1 3/4 x 1 inches)
  • Age ca. 1764
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Crystal, silver, Spanish wax, silk cord
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1885 Documented reliquary frame with facsimile relic of the Holy Nail of Jesus Christ

An attractive French glass-fronted wooden frame with a convex glass front housing a facsimile third-class touch relic of the Holy Nail of Jesus Christ. The relic is certified by a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the Monastery of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome

Inside of the reliquary frame, the relic is mounted on the affixed original matching authentics document stating the following:

We attest to each and every one reading the present document that the enclosed three iron nails fastened with red silk ribbons to the secure seals, were placed near the Sacred Nail, the very sacred relic with which Our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross, that We, the Cistercians preserved in the inner chapel of the urban Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, and the nails were made artistically to be elaborate so that it may seem very similar to the original. This document is issued in Rome in our Monastery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem on May 4, 1885.

The reliquary is suitable for private and public veneration. 

  • ID# 53-RSSR-1
  • Size 14 x 11 inches (35.5 x 28 cm)
  • Age ca. 1885
  • Origin Rome, Italy, Frame - France.
  • Materials Wood, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
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1910 Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

1910 Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

A substantial oval glass-fronted silvered-brass pendant reliquary theca housing precious relics of the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are displayed in a cruciform shape on the ground of red silk and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ligno SS. Cruc. (Of the Wood from the Cross).  On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Monsignor St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 289-RSCR-7
  • Size 41 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Greek Icon - Crucifixion of Christ with Mourners

A Greek icon is depicting crucified Christ flanked by mourning Mary, Mother of Jesus and St. John the Apostle. Behind them the walls of Jerusalem. Finely executed on a gold ground.

  • ID# 475-HGi-8
  • Size 14 1/2 x 12 in (36.7 x 30.3 cm)
  • Age ca. 19th century.
  • Origin Greece
  • Materials Oil on gilded wood panel
  • Price $3,750
  • Orthodox Cross

1818 Documented reliquary with relics of the Christ's Passion (Arma Christi)

Oval glass-fronted  silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing five relics of the Instruments of Passion of Jesus ChristRelics are affixed to the red silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as Ex Col. Flagell. / Ex Fune / Ex Spongia / Ex Sepulcro / Ex Arundine / D.N.J.C. (Of the Column of Flaggellation / of the Holy Rope / of the Holy Sponge / of the Holy Tomb / of the Holy Cane / of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giulio Maria della Somaglia (†1830), Cardinal-Priest of Santa Sabina (mother church of the Dominican order), Papal Vicar General (1795-1818), and Prefect of the Congregation of Sacred Rites. The theca is accompanied by an original matching authentics documents issued and signed by Monsignor Giulio Maria della Somaglia in 1818. 

  • ID# 241-RSCR-9
  • Size 47 x 44 mm
  • Age ca. 1818
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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1845 Documented reliquary with relics of the Thorn from the Crown of Thorns of Jesus & of the Holy Girdle of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1845 Documented reliquary with relics of the Thorn from the Crown of Thorns of Jesus & of the Holy Girdle of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing a relic from the Torn from the Crown of Thorns of our Lord and of the Holy Girdle of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relics are affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as Spin. D.N.J.C. / Cing. B.V.M. (Torn from the Crown of Thorns of our Lord / of the Holy Girdle of the Blessed Virgin Mary).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Tommaso Neuschel (†1863), Bishop of Parma (1843-1852). The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Bishop Neuschel in 1845.

  • ID# 293-RSCR-5
  • Size 35 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1845
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, silver, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Attractive 19th Century Reliquary with relics of the Christ's Passion, Sepulture of Mary and Selected Saints

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.

  • ID# 64-DDR-6
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Price $2,750
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary with Passion relic of the Holy Rope of Jesus Christ

Oval silver crystal-fronted reliquary decorated on the outside with twisted wire housing rarely seen Passion relic of the Holy Rope of Jesus Christ.  The relics are surrounded by paperole ornamentation and titled on a paper cedula in 18th century ductus as De Fune D.N.J.C. The theca is protected on the back with perfectly preserved seal of Italian bishop. 

  • ID# 81-RSSR-56
  • Size 25 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price $2,600
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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1857 Documented reliquary theca with 3 relics of Christ: Manger, Sepulcher & Mount Cavalry

1857 Documented reliquary theca with 3 relics of Christ: Manger, Sepulcher & Mount Cavalry

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing three pebble relics of Christ's Passion: from the Grotto of the Nativity, from the Holy Sepulcher of Christ, and from the Mount Cavalry. The relics are affixed to a silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedulae labels as Ex Praesepia DNJC / Ex Sepulc. DNJC / Ex Mont. Cav. (from the Grotto of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, from the Holy Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ, from the Mount Cavalry).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giuseppe Valerga (†1872), the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (1847–1872). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Fr. Valerga in 1857.

  • ID# 294-RSCR-4
  • Size 31 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1857
  • Origin Jerusalem
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Reliquary theca with relics of the Column of the Flagellation, of St. Francis of Paola & St. Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing three precious relics a Passion relic of the Column of the Flagellation,relics of Saint Francis of Paola and Saint Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene. The relics are mounted on red silk ground surrounded by silver wire and paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedulae labels as Ex Columnae Flag. D.N.J.C. // S. Francisco de Paola // S. Cajet. Thie. (of the Column of the Flagellation, Saint Francis of Paola, Saint Gaetano [di] Thiene). On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax with imprint of a coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Cardinal. 

  • ID# 20-SPJP
  • Size 37 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 18th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, islk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $975
  • Silver

Large theca with relics of the Holy Sepulcher of Christ, St. Lucia, St. Apollonia, St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi & St. Margaret of Castello

Large glass-fronted gilt brass reliquary theca housing an Arma Christi pebble relic of the Holy Sepulchre of Christ surrounded by relics of 4 female Catholic Saints: the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Lucia of Syracuse, the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Apollonia, the second-class ex linteo (of the cloth) relic of Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, and the second-class pre-canonization ex veste (of the vestments) relic of St. Margaret of Città di Castello. The relics are affixed to a red silk background decorated with silver wire ornamentation and identified on manuscript cedulae labels. On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of an unidentified Italian Roman Catholic Bishop.

  • ID# 276-20-RSCR-12
  • Size 75 x 65 mm (3 x 2 1/2 inches)
  • Age ca. 19th century
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $700

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