Alexander VII, by Gaspare Morone, bust left wearing tiara and cope decorated with the Chigi arms, A.X., signed G.M. below truncation, rev. the Corpus Domini procession, the Pope being carried, kneeling beneath a canopy and holding the ostensorio, 43mm. (Bart.664; Bon.XXIX; L.1223; TN.XXX, 7; Maz.271), good very fine, with ornate contemporary silver loop suspension, old toning
Alexander VII, by Gaspare Morone, bust left wearing tiara and cope decorated with the Chigi arms, A.X., signed G.M. below truncation, rev. the Corpus Domini procession, the Pope being carried, kneeling beneath a canopy and holding the ostensorio, 43mm. (Bart.664; Bon.XXIX; L.1223; TN.XXX, 7; Maz.271), good very fine, with ornate contemporary silver loop suspension, old toning

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Alexander VII, by Gaspare Morone, bust left wearing tiara and cope decorated with the Chigi arms, A.X., signed G.M. below truncation, rev. the Corpus Domini procession, the Pope being carried, kneeling beneath a canopy and holding the ostensorio, 43mm. (Bart.664; Bon.XXIX; L.1223; TN.XXX, 7; Maz.271), good very fine, with ornate contemporary silver loop suspension, old toning

Lot Essay

The annual medal for 1664 shows the Pope carried in a talamo, designed for the occasion by Bernini. In this way he was able to participate in the Corpus Domini procession, despite the crippling poliomyelitis from which he was suffering.
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