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Theca with relic of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

18th-century oval silver crystal-fronted theca housing first-class ex ossibus relic of Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relic is affixed to a background of multicolored silk, surrounded by intricate paperolle ornamentation and titled on paper cedula in 18th-century ductus as S. Annae. The back of the theca is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Francesco Burghesi (†1759), Titular Bishop of the Basilica Santa Maria de Traveste.

Saint Anne was the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus according to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition. She is a holy patron of Canada, carpenters; childless people; equestrians; grandparents; homemakers/housewives; lace makers; lost articles; Fasnia (Tenerife); Mainar; Detroit; miners; mothers; moving house; old-clothes dealers; poverty; pregnancy; seamstresses; stablemen; sterility; mothers; and children.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 112-RSCR-23
  • Size: 33 x 28 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price: SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross