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Frame of the "Veronica".
Roman art. Fourteenth century.

This square, a jour frame has two plate glasses. In the frame piece there are many small, round disks in which portraits of saints can be seen, some with the relative captions, and covered with small, crystal lids. Between the disks there are pieces of mosaic in vitreous paste. In 1350, ser Bandino da Guarsani and Francesco Inglorio Veneziani offered the frame to keep the relic of the Veronica, or the Holy Face, which was shown in ancient times to pilgrims every Friday and on holidays.


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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