20 novembre 2009

Crux Vaticana-Golden Cross in Vatican's Collection has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory

Front of the Crux Vaticana (Vatican Cross) before restoration. AP Photo/Ku.Ra Comunicazione VATICAN CITY (AP).- One of the gems of the Vatican's priceless religious art collection — a 6th century reliquary containing what is revered as fragments of the cross on which Jesus was crucified — has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory. The Vatican on Thursday unveiled the restored Crux Vaticana, a foot-high (40-centimeter-high) jewel-encrusted golden cross containing what tradition holds are shards of Jesus' cross inside. The... [Lire la suite]
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