Relics of the Passion of Christ with Chris Yvez
Posted December 3, 2013 | 1 favorite
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You know Chris Yvez for his extraordinary collection of imperial Chinese art, but you probably don't know that he possesses one of the most important collections of Christian relics & reliquaries that exists. Chris will show & discuss his collection. These pieces were formerly in the collections of the Houses of Valois & Bourbon, and they have been passed down in Chris' family for centuries. There are numerous items, but among the most important are: a splinter from the wood of The True Cross, a thorn from The Holy Crown of Thorns, and a nail forged with fragments from one of The Holy Nails of the Crucifixion. These important relics are housed in reliquaries made by the foremost French artisans of the past 500 years. This is truly a unique opportunity to see some of the most revered Christian relics, and to hear Chris describe them, the reliquaries, and the provenances. What a fitting way to begin the Christmas season!
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  • Maureen Ives likes this
  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover We should have named this program "Relics of the Birth and Passion of Christ with Chris Yvez," as Chris surprised everyone at the end of the show with his relics of wood from the Manger and hay from the Manger of the baby Jesus. These relics had been brou...  more
    December 5, 2013 - 2 like this
  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover They cut off my comment! I was just saying that it was a real honor for us at iantique & the host for the event, The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, to have been selected by Chris as the venue for making the world aware of his incredible collection. Gary
    December 5, 2013 - 2 like this