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Reliquary theca with large first-class relic of Saint Martyr Agatha

Large oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing significant ex cranio  (from the skull) first-class relic of Saint Agatha of Sicily The relic is affixed to gilt starburst on a red silk background decorated by silver cord ornamentation and identified on a fancy manuscript cedula label as Ex Cranio S. Agathae / Virginis et Martyris (From the skull of St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr). 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 Catholic bishop.

Saint Agatha of Sicily (†251) is venerated as a saint and martyr in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodox Churches. She is a holy patron of bellfounders; breast cancer; bakers; Catania, Sicily; protection from natural disasters; fire; earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; jewelers; nurses; rape victims; single laywomen; sterility; torture victims; nurses; wet nurses; as well as Sicily; San Marino; and Zamarramala, Spain. Her feast day is commemorated on February 5th.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 26-RSMB-45
  • Size: 95 x 65 mm
  • Age: ca. 1800
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: Bronze, metal, glass
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross

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