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Small pendant reliquary in solid silver chiseled on the back of the Virgin and Child, containing the relics of Saint Philip and Saint James . The relics are fixed on a fabric background decorated with gold leaf and are identified as S.Philippe, S.Jacques

Good used condition with its original glass.

Not open.

Ecclesiastical seal and son present.

PERIOD : 19th century
DIMENSION : 3.2m X 2.9cm
SIZE : 1.25" X 1.14"

The relics of Saint Philip , one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, are generally attributed to the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles in Rome. Philip is said to have been martyred and buried there. Although the precise details of his relics vary, some traditions suggest that parts of his body were preserved. The veneration of these relics is associated with ancient Christian tradition. The Basilica of the Twelve Apostles is an important place of pilgrimage for believers seeking to connect with the apostolic heritage. The relics of Saint Philip symbolize the continuity of the Christian faith and inspire the faithful throughout the centuries.

The relics of Saint James , apostle of Jesus, rest in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. They include a silver chest containing fragments of his skull, jaw and other bones. These relics were discovered in the 9th century and gave rise to the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. The cathedral welcomes millions of pilgrims each year, attracted by the spirituality of the place. The shell, symbol of pilgrimage, is often associated with the relics of Saint James. They represent a tangible link between the present and early Christianity, inviting believers on a timeless spiritual journey.

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