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Reliquary frame housing Relics of Saints Arranged in Complete General Roman Calendar

Spectacular extremely rare and important Vatican-issued General Roman Yearly Calendar Reliquary frame housing hundreds of ex-ossibus first class relics of Christian Saints arranged by each Saint's calendar feast day and grouped within 12 complete calendar months. The relics are arranged in the shape of a classical church building, centered around the relics of the True Cross and 3 relics of Christ's Life, Passion, and Earthly Death & and one of the Virgin Mary: From Sepulcher of the Virgin Mary, from Sepulcher of Christ, from the Column of Flagellation,  and From the Crib of Christ. All Relics are individually identified on typographic cedulae labels.

The reliquary is housed within its original glass vitrine mounted on gilt bronze lions paw feet and decorated on the perimeter with beautiful silk flowers. 

The frame is sealed on the back with a cris-crossed ribon held by seals of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of important Vatican official - Monsignor Costantino Cardinal Patrizi Naro (†), Prefect of the Roman Curia (1832-1834), as such responsible for the distribution of relics (later - Secretary of Universal Inquisition (1876), Dean of the College of Cardinals (1870-1876), and the Archpriest of the Arcibasilica Saint John Lateran Basilica, the patriarchal cathedral church of Rome that houses the ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome (i.e. the Pope) (1867-1876)). 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 181-RSCR-24
  • Size: Outer frame is 13 1/2 x 12 inches (30 x 34 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1830 - 1850's
  • Origin: Vatican
  • Price: SOLD!

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