Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rings and pectoral crosses

There have been some reader's requests to post more pectoral crosses and bishops' rings. I found a few, so here you go:

First two re-posts from the short-lived but intense "Bling-Wars" between Carolina and me:


Two pectoral crosses from the treasure of San Gennaro in Napoli


Then two gems that belonged to bishop Irigoyen of Pamplona (1768 to 1778):

His pectoral cross...

... and his ring.


Then some episcopal rings from the middle ages, which are kept in the Cluny Museum:




Finally three rings that I couldn't dentify:



This one with the amethyst has got to be my favorite one!





You also might want to go to this page, which has a whole lot of pics of pectoral crosses and episcopal rings, albeit very small ones...

5 comments:

John said...

for the small pics in the page linked, right click over pic, copy shortcut, paste, change photosmin.php by photosmax.php, and voila!

John said...

if you cannot get the shortcut, just right click, properties, then copy the url. Paste, etc, as above.

leo said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Peter said...

I must send you pics of the primates of All-Ireland who had a special privilege regarding pectoral crosses.

leo said...

Peter: I'd be very happy if you did!