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Reliquary theca with relics of 4 Evangelists - Mathew, Mark, Luke, & John

18th-century silver crystal-fronted reliquary theca containing significant first-class relics of  Four Evangelists: Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John.  The relics are affixed to the silk background, surrounded by paperole and twisted wire ornamentation, and titled in 18th-century ductus. Theca is secured on the back by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of Pietro Maria Franzesi (†1799), Bishop of Montepulciano (1757-1799).

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 88-RSCR-5
  • Size: 34 x 28 mm
  • Age: ca. second half of the 18th century
  • Origin: Montepulciano, Italy
  • Materials: silver, glass
  • Price: $2,250
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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