Miniature: Portrait of Pope Leo XIII


Miniature with portrait bust of Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903).

Embellished porcelain process.

Late 19th Century.

Height: 6 cm (2-1/4 in.) - Width: 4 cm (1-1/2 in.).

Fine, gilded and chiseled bronze frame, designed as a cartouche with decor of scrolled acanthus leaves, shells, bowed ribbons and putti's head.

Height: 16 cm (6-1/4 in.) - Width: 9 cm (3-1/2 in.).

Leo XIII succeeded Pope Pius IX on February 20, 1878 and reigned until his death in 1903. He is buried at the basilica of St. John Lateran.

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