A rare and beautiful pectoral cross from the Jubilee year of 1826–the extension.
The crucifix has the cruciform, an image of the Holy Spirit, images of Saints Peter and Paul outside the arms of Christ, and on the reverse side, images of the cross keys and tiara, symbols of the popes, together with the 1826 Jubilee Year of Pope Leo XII.
The Pectoral Cross is in excellent condition and is a beautiful addition to the Papal Artifacts’ Collection.
About the Jubilee Year, 1825:
More than half a million pilgrims journeyed to Rome for the 19th Holy Year, for which Pope Leo XII substituted Santa Maria in Trastevere for St Paul’s as a pilgrimage site, since the latter was being rebuilt after a fire.
The 1825 Jubilee Year was extended into 1826, making this a rare addition to the Collection.
In 1850, unsettled conditions in Rome, with the temporary exile of Pope Pius IX, prevented calling a Holy Year.