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Reliquary monstrance with relics of St Pantaleon, (Panteleimon) Martyr and Unmercenary Healer

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Reliquary monstrance with relics of St Pantaleon, (Panteleimon) Martyr and Unmercenary Healer

Opulent 18th century Baroque reliquary monstrance of gilt wood housing very significant and historically important relic of ​the Saint Pantaleon, Greatmartyr and Unmercenary HealerThe relic in displayed in an oval grass-fronted cavity located in the center the monstrance and identified on a fancy-cut paper cedula label as  S. Pantaleo. Mart  (Saint Panteleon, Martyr). On the back, the cavity is secured by two seals of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francisco Maria de Vecchi, the Apostolic Protonotary and the General Vicar to Fr. Giuseppe Maria Saporiti, Archbishop of Genoa (1746-1767). Fit for a large place of public veneration. 

Panteleimon (or Pantaleon), Greatmartyr  was the Unmercenary Healer martyred under the reign of Emperor Maximian (ca. 305 A.D.). Saint Panteleimon had been educated as a physician, and he "dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the needy. He treated all those who turned to him without charge, healing them in the name of Jesus Christ. He is a Holy Patron of physicians, midwives, livestock, lottery winners and victories, invoked against headaches, consumption, locusts, witchcraft, accidents and loneliness, helper for crying children.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 141-RSCR-9
  • Size: Reliquary: 38 cm / 15 inches high, relic - 35 mm long
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Genoa, Italy
  • Materials: gilt wood
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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