Small Ceramic Plate Dating Prior to 1870 in the Papal States

Small Ceramic Plate Dating Prior to 1870 in the Papal States

Small Ceramic Plate Dating Prior to 1870 in the Papal States

Small Ceramic Plate Dating Prior to 1870 in the Papal States

The center of this hand-painted ceramic plate is decorated with the symbol of the papacy, the cross keys and tiara.

The rest of the plate is highly decorated and edged in gold.

It is another example of the myriad souvenir items available to tourists attesting to the popularity of the papacy at any given time in its history.