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Theca with relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti, T.O.R.

Oval glass-fronted bronze reliquary theca housing ex pallio (of the dress) relic of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti. The relic is affixed on a background of silk, surrounded by a twisted wire and gold paperolle ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as S.Hiacinti Marescotti. The reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian Bishop.

 Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti, T.O.R., (†1640) was an Italian nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. Hyacintha was beatified by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726, and canonized on 14 May 1807 by Pope Pius VII. Today her remains are preserved for veneration in the church of her now-defunct monastery, which today bears her name. Hyachintha's feast day is celebrated on 30 January by the Third Order of St. Francis.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 87-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 38 x 25 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Price: $375
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