Reliquary of the Holy thorn

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Reliquary of the Holy thorn
neapolitan silversmith
17th-18th century
Silver, pearls and gems

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The reliquary preserve a thorn from the Crown of crucified Christ. It looks like an oval capsule, with the inner divided by concentric rayes. On the main side, below, the thorn is surrounded by gold leaves. On the reverse side is depicted at the center of a bas-relief in red wax the Ecce Homo. On board of the capsule is the inscription: + DE SPINA DOMINI.