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Theca with a second class ex veste relic of Saint Zita

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing ex veste (of the dress) relic of Saint Zita. The relic is identified on a paper cedula as S Zitae V. L. and secured by a seal of red wax with inprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Archbishop.

Saint Zita (†1272; also known as Sitha or Citha) is an Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and domestic servants. She is often appealed to in order to help find lost keys. Patron of Domestic servants, homemakers, lost keys, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, single laywomen, and waitresses.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 29-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 38 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. late 19th century, Italy
  • Price: $650

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