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1768 Large Sicilian reliquary theca with a relics of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph & 19 saints & Martyrs

Large fancy glass-fronted heart-shaped silver theca with a 1768 hallmark housing relics of 19 saints centered around Ex Velo (of the Veil) relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Ex Pallio (of the Coat) relic Her husband St. Joseph

The relics are affixed to a silk background decorated by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified on a typeset cedulae labels as follows:

  1. Ex Velo  (from the Veil) of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
  2. Ex Pallio (from the Coat) of St. Joseph
  3. St. Sebastian, Martyr
  4. St. Symphorosa, Martyr
  5. St. Lawrence, Martyr
  6. St. Philip Neri, Confessor
  7. St. Calogerus the Anchorite, Confessor
  8. St. Luke, the Evangelist
  9. St. Barnabas, the Apostle
  10. St. Lucia, Martyr
  11. St. Domitilla, Virgin & Martyr
  12. St. Marc, the Evangelist
  13. St. Vitus, Martyr
  14. St. Bartholomew, the Apostle
  15. St. Vitus, Martyr
  16. ex ossibus (of the bone) St. Francis of Paola
  17. St. Anastasia of Sirmium, Martyr
  18. St. Nympha, Virgin & Martyr
  19. St. Rosalia, Virgin of Palermo
  20. Bl. (St.) Bernard of Corleone, O.F.M.
  21. St. Vincent Ferrer

On the back, the reliquary is hallmarked with a date mark for the year 1768 (the year of Beatification of Bernard of Corleone) and a maker's mark. The inclusion of three saints venerated locally in Sicily (St. Calogerus the Anchorite, St. Rosalia, Virgin of Palermo, and Bernard of Corleoneallows attributing the reliquary to this region of Italy. The town hallmark is indistinct but appears to be of Palermo, the maker's mark has a clear date of [17]68.

Дополнительная Информация

  • ID#: 584-RSGSR
  • Размер: 11 x 10 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches)
  • Возраст: около
  • Происхождение: около
  • Материалы: около
  • Цена: $5,750
  • Silver
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