As mentioned yesterday, the famous shrine of the Holy House of Loreto has a very interesting treasury with many very beautiful liturgical objects. Here is a selection of photos taken by our Ambrosian correspondent Nicola de’ Grandi during a recent visit.
Among many other interesting items, the treasury also houses a set of tapestries woven in Brussels in the school of Heinrich Mattens, based on a series of preparatory drawings originally commissioned by Pope Leo X from Raphael in 1514.
|Altar lectern made in Kyoto, Japan at the end of the 16th or beginning of the 17 century, with the monogram of the Jesuit order.|
|Another from the beginning of the 17th century, from the island of Macao.|
|A floral decoration made entirely from bird feathers.|
|A reliquary containing a shoe of St Charles Borromeo, end 18th century.|
|A throne for exposition of the Sacrament.|
|An ex-voto left by the composer Orlando di Lassus (1530 ca. -1594)|
|Furniture from the Papal apartment of the Holy House, used by Popes Pius VII, Pius VIII, Gregory XVI, Bl. Pius IX and St John XXIII.|
|An 18 century terracotta Nativity set made in Puglia.|
|Christ Gives the Keys to St Peter|
|The Sacrifice at Lystra (Acts 14)|
|The Conversion of St Paul|
|The Death of Ananias (Acts 5, 1-11)|
|The Miraculous Draught of Fish at the Sea of Tiberias|