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Frame Reliquary with relics of 13 Saints: St Francis of Assisi, St Aloysius of Gonzaga, St Stephen, St Ursula, St Agnes, & others

Attractive oval glass-fronted gilt wood reliquary frame housing substantial relics of 13 selected Christian Saints:

  1. The first-class (of the ashes) of Saint Francis of Assisi
  2. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Aloysius of Gonzaga 
  3. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Aurelia Petronilla, Martyr
  4. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Rosalia, Virgin
  5. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Stephan, the Protomartyr
  6. The second-class (of the clothing) of Saint Vincent de Paul
  7. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Ursula, Virgin Martyr
  8. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Agnes, Virgin Martyr
  9. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Francis of Paula
  10. The second-class (of the clothing) of Saint John Bosco
  11. The second-class (of the clothing) of Saint Octavian of Carthage
  12. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Cecilia, Virgin Martyr
  13. The first-class (of the bone) of Saint Faustina, Virgin Martyr

The relics are arranged vertically on the central axis of the frame, surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified on typeset cedulae labels. On the back, the reliquary is secured by two crisscrossed silk ribbons held in place by six seals of red Spanish wax, each with an imprint of a coat of arms of a Roman Catholic cardinal Maurilio Fossati (†1965), the Archbishop of Turin (1930-1965). 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 40-RSCRM-5
  • Size: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in (22 x 17 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1930s
  • Origin: Turin, Italy
  • Price: $3,750
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