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Cross known as "di Palazzo".
Rock crystal and gold-plated silver. In the center, Sacred Wood of the Cross. Fifteenth century.

The cross is composed of finely cut rock crystal elements that are joined to one another by a rich, gold-plated silver frame in the form of a cross that rises from a cluster of acanthus and stands on a high marble base. The relic case, also in rock crystal, containing fragments of the Sacred Wood of the Cross, is in the center of the cross. The chased work on the gold-plated silver frame is or remarkable elegance.


Tomb Monument of Sixtus IV Dalmatic of Charlemagne Column from the Constantinian Basilica Frame of the Veronica Ciborium of 1432
Angel Model in Clay by Bernini Reliquary of the Holy Cross Bronze Rooster from the Bell Tower of the Old Basilica

A few of the many items on display in the Treasury Museum



Information on the Treasury Museum is taken from the CD "IL TESORO DI SAN PIETRO" BY Citec ed
 

 

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