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Reliquary theca with relic of Saint Bonaventure

Oval theca housing substantial ex habito (of the clothing) relic of Saint Bonaventure. The relic is afficed to a background of multicolored silk and surrounded by paperole and twisted wire ornamentation. The theca is seecured on the back by a seal of red Spanish wax with  imprint of coat of arms of a Bonaventure.

 Saint Bonaventure († 1274), was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonised in 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the "Seraphic Doctor". He is ranked along with Thomas Aquinas as the greatest of the Doctors of the Church and was regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 19-LPR-2
  • Size: 30 x 26 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $825
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