Lovely small monstrance style reliquary of nice brass or brass tone metal with cross on top. The actual reliquary part is under glass, with old red fabric backing and label "B Pii X P.C." This would indicate this was placed in the actual reliquary before he was canonized, making the date between 1951 and 1954. Whoever installed this put the back of the enclosure on wrong with the small groove at the top that should be on the bottom, not an issue as we would never consider removing the back anyway, which at the moment is wedged tight and possibly may have been glued shut. The monstrance measures 7 7 1/4" tall and the glass reliquary area is approximately 1 & 1/2" across. It is in very nice condition. The relic inside is a gift to the purchaser, price is for the reliquary. This is a sacred item that must be displayed or cared for with respect, please do not purchase unless you intend on giving such care.
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