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Rare silvered bronze reliquary with a beveled glass front, containing the first class Ex Ossibus relic of Saint Matthew . The relic is set on a fabric background adorned with gold thread and pearls and is identified in Latin on a handwritten label as S: Matthoi.Ap .

Good used condition with its original glass.

Not open.

Ecclesiastical stamp present and son in place.

PERIOD : 18th
SIZE : 4.5cm X 3.5cm X 1.5cm
SIZE : 1.8" X 1.4" X 0.6"

Saint Matthew, also known as Levi, was a Roman tax collector before becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. He was one of the twelve apostles and wrote the Gospel according to Matthew, which is one of the four gospels of the New Testament. After the death of Jesus, he preached in Ethiopia and Mesopotamia before dying as a martyr in Iran or Ethiopia. He is revered as one of the most important Christian saints and is often depicted with a book to symbolize his Gospel.

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