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Window locket; 18th Century

Auction Lot 35298718
Window locket; 18th Century.
Silver in its color, glass and painted glass.
It presents a good state of conservation.
Measurements: 2.6 x 3.1 x 0.2 cm.

Estimated Value : 350 - 400 €

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Window reliquary; 18th century.
Silver in its colour, glass and painted glass.
Presents good state of conservation.
Measurements: 2.6 x 3.1 x 0.2 cm.
Hanging window reliquary with a rectangular silver structure with a filigree frame finished off with balls at the corners. As for the devotional images on the front, the representation of three Holy Faces of Jaén can be seen on a golden background, while on the back there is a figure of Saint Bernard painted on glass.
It is worth mentioning that the iconography of the Santa Faz has its origin in the episode that took place during the Passion of Christ, when on the way to Calvary a woman took off her veil to wipe the face of the Messiah with it. The image of the face of Jesus Christ was imprinted on the linen handkerchief, and it was miraculously preserved through the centuries and became an object of worship. The woman would later be called Veronica, whose etymology derives from the Latin "verum" (true) and the Greek "eikon" (image). The Holy Face is one of the most famous relics of Christianity, first described in 1137. In this particular case the representation is based on the legend of a bishop of Jaén who heard the devil talking about the sins of the Holy Father, trying to warn him he decided to go to Rome, and asked the same devil to fly him to the holy city. After arriving and informing the pontiff of the situation, he gave him the image of the Holy Face, which later travelled to Jaén.


Presenta buen estado de conservación.
This lot can be seen at the Setdart Barcelona Gallery located at C/Aragón, 346.


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