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ALTAR RELIQUARY OF THE TRUE CROSS

ALTAR RELIQUARY OF THE TRUE CROSS

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Magnificent large church altar cross in flamed mahogany veneer from the beginning of the 19th century containing a relic of the true cross.

The relic is fixed in a gilded bronze medallion with a glass front, surrounded by 4 other medallions in gilded bronze and rock crystal.

The relic is fixed on a purple silk background and is decorated with gold and silver threads, they are identified in Latin on a handwritten label as: S. S. Crucis : Holy Cross of our Lord Jesus.

PERIOD : early 19th century
DIMENSION : 68cm X 27cm
SIZE : 26.8" X 10.6"

The relics of the true cross hold major spiritual importance in the Christian faith, symbolizing the sacrifice of Christ. Revered as fragments of the historic cross, they embody the direct connection to the central event of Christianity. These relics, often housed in magnificent reliquaries, are objects of devotion, stimulating meditation on the crucifixion. Their presence within the Church is associated with liturgical rituals, reinforcing the sacred dimension.

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