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Rare altar reliquary in embossed silver metal on a wooden support, carved with decoration of acanthus leaves, shells, angels, scrolls and palmettes housing the first class Ex Ossibus relic of Saint Julitte. The relic is fixed on a background of purple fabric, it is identified on a handwritten label as Saint Julitte and is sealed with a black ribbon and a wax seal (on the back of the relic).

Good used condition, small gaps in its original glass. Wear to the silvering, small loss at the top left.

Not open.

Size of the relic: 5cm

PERIOD : 18th century.
DIMENSION : 42cm X 19cm
SIZE : 16.5" X 7.5"

Saint Julitte of Tarsus was a 3rd-century Christian martyr in Tarsus, Cilicia (present-day Turkey). She refused to renounce her Christian faith despite Roman persecution and was sentenced to beheading. His son, Cyricus, survived the martyrdom and became bishop of Tarsus. Their story is revered in the Orthodox, Catholic and Coptic Church, illustrating perseverance and devotion to the Christian faith.
She is celebrated on June 16. The Orthodox Church celebrates it on July 15
His young son Cyr, also sometimes called Saint Quirice, is one of the youngest martyrs in Christianity following the Holy Innocents.

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