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Theca with first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Christina of Bolsena

Oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing significant ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Christina of Bolsena. The relic is surrounded by paperole ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as Ex Oss. / S. Cristina. The theca is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Christina of Bolsena, also known as Christina of Tyre, or in the Eastern Orthodox Church as Christina the Great Martyr is venerated as a Christian martyr of the 3rd century. Toffia in the Province of Rieti displays her relics in a transparent urn. Palermo, of which Christina is one of four patron saints, also claims to hold her relics. The Eastern tradition connects Saint Christina with Tyre, Lebanon.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 79-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 32 mm x 27 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price: $850
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