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Fancy reliquary theca with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Historically important large mid- 18th century ornate brass reliquary theca housing on the background of red silk significant relics of The True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are arranged in a cruciform shape and titled on ornate paper cedula as Ex Cruce D. N. J. C. (Of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The back of the theca behind the metal cap is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Monsignor Giovanni Antonio Guadagni (+1759), cardinal vicar general of Rome (1732 - 1756) who was himself beatified as Servant of God under Pope Pius XII.

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 69-RSCR-55
  • Size: 120 x 85 mm
  • Age: ca. late 18th century, ca. 1800
  • Materials: Brass
  • Price: $5,750
  • Orthodox Cross
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