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Large reliquary with important relic of St. Pantaleon (Panteleimon), the Unmercenary Healer & Great Martyr

Large oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of St. Pantaleon.A significant (over 55 mm / 2 inches in length!) bone relic is affixed to the background of patterned silk ground and identified in Latin on a fancy manuscript cedula label as S. Pantaleo M. (St. Pantaleon, Martyr). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Cardinal Antonio Felice Zondadari (†1823), Archbishop of Siena (1795-1823). 

Saint 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#: 237-RSCR-8
  • Size: 13.5 cm (5 1/2 inches) in length
  • Age: ca. first quarter of the 19th century
  • Origin: Siena, Italy
  • Materials: brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross

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