Purple Venetian Glass Murrina - St. John Paul II Relic Rosary
St. JP II Relic Rosary made of Venetian Murrina Glass
Beautiful rosary with beautiful purple & red Murrina beads and silver tone cross.
On the rosary there is a special pendant for our newly canonized Saint: a medal with a relic of his tunic (ex-indumentis).
The center rosary has the image of Our Lady Vergin Mary.
The auction is complemented by a wonderful blessing on a parchment.
Murrina (common pluralization murrine) is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections.
Murrine are designed by layering different colors of molten glass around a core, then heating and stretching it into a rod. When cool, the rod is sliced into cross-sections of desired thickness with each slice possessing the same pattern in cross-section.
The murrina process first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century.