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Theca with relic of Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

18th-century oval silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relic is affixed to a multicolor silk background decorated with a silver cord and gilded paperolle ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Anne Mat./ B.V.M. (Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary). 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 the Diocese of Brescia in Northern Italy. 

Saint Anne was the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus according to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition. She is a holy patron of Canada, carpenters; childless people; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lacemakers; lost articles; Fasnia (Tenerife); Mainar; Detroit; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; mothers; and children.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 41-RSCR40-11
  • Size: 31 x 27 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Origin: Brescia, Italy
  • Materials: silver, glass
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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