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Reliquary Cross Relic Holy Tree Wood of Rome Holy Father Dominic

Reliquary Cross Relic Holy Tree Wood of Rome Holy Father Dominic


The cross is marked on the back: Roma. This opens up to reveal a small piece of paper with the Latin term or phrase: Lign. arbor. S. P. Dominici - The Wood From The Tree of Holy Father Dominic. 


 "Lignum Arboris S.P. Dominici is literally "The wood from the tree of our Holy Father Dominic" The tree referred to is an organe tree planted in the cloisters of S. Sabina all'Aventino (the Dominican church in Rome, also the location of one of the oldest known crucifixion scene in the world)" The orange tree is said to be a direct descendant of the one planted in Rome by Our holy Father Dominic in 1220. Apparently this was the first of its type to be planted in Italy. The Villa Sciarra in Rome has an orange grove grown in commemoration of the bringing of the plant to Italy by St. Dominic. 

Great condition. No damage or missing parts. 

French private collection


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