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17th Century Antonio Pignatelli Wax Seal Pope Innocent XII
The wax seal of Antonio Pignatelli Pope Innocent XII (March 1615, 27 September 1700) The seal would of been blessed by the pope at Easter and is taken wax from the paschal candle, and then made into wax seals with the imprint of an Agnus Dei, it is said to protect the owner of storms, Satan, sudden death and sickness The seal is inscribed 'Ecce Agnus Dei qvi tollis peccata mundi' (Behold the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world) The seal is housed in a moulded circular frame with traces of original gilt, with decorative scroll work, likely paper on a faded red ground. A label is attached (in Latin) on the reverse giving the above popes name. circa 1615-1700 Approximate measure: 24cm in diameter.
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- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1615-1700
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition Detailssigns of very minor elderly woodworm
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
- DimensionsH 9.45 in. x W 9.45 in. x D 1.58 in.H 24 cm x W 24 cm x D 4 cm
- Seller LocationLowestoft, GB
- Reference NumberLU4612114692212
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