Library Collection Jewelry
with Free Vatican Postcards
The Vatican Library, heir
to the ancient papal libraries, is one of the world's greatest repositories
of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and incunabula (books before 1501
A.D.). The artistic strengths of The Vatican Library Collection are found
in the magnificently frescoed Sistine Chapel and the sacred antiquities
of the Museo Sacro and Museo Profano.
Drawing on these resources, the Vatican
Jewelry Collection was created.
This stunning line of faith-oriented Catholic jewelry and religious
gifts was inspired by these renowned, yet seldom viewed, works of art.
This inspirational Vatican Jewelry collection offers jewelry pieces that
are sure to uplift your spirit with Vatican
Brooches and Pins, Breath-taking Catholic
Crosses & Engraved Crucifixes, Hand Strung Catholic
Rosaries, Hand Enameled Jeweled
Rosary Boxes & Pill Boxes, Stunning Catholic
Bookmarks, Unique Catholic
John Paul II Commemorative Jewelry, Bejeweled
Clips, Men's Catholic Gifts, Faith-inspiring KeyChains,
Catholic Charms, and don't forget the Great
Pope Sixtus IV (14711484) was the librarys founder.
The nucleus of the present Vatican Library consists of Pope Nicholas V
collection of ancient texts, some dating from medieval times, of more
than 1,500 manuscripts. At the time of his death, in 1455, his collection
was the greatest in Europe. Today, the Vatican Library houses more than
70,000 volumes of manuscripts, 100,000 individual autographs, about 7,000
incunabula, 100,000 engravings and maps, thousands of parchments, and
tens of thousands of archival volumes and files.
Busts and statues of the Roman period, papal busts, terra-cotta models,
exceptional Byzantine and Romanesque ivories, textiles and vestments dating
to the earliest centuries of the Church, frescoes and ancient paintings
by major artists, and the incomparable Treasury of the Sancta Sanctorum
with its Medieval reliquariesthese are some of the glorious
treasures that together form one of the great wonders of the world.
These priceless works of art that have been accessible only to qualified
scholars UNTIL NOW!
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