Goldwork and Jewellery

Episcopal ring

Anel episcopal

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Gold, diamonds

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Like the crosier and the mitre, the ring is another of the objects symbolising the dignity of a bishop in the Catholic Church. Representative of fidelity and union with the Church, the episcopal ring is the first of the insignias to be blessed and handed over to the new bishop during his consecration.
This ring belonged to Américo Ferreira dos Santos Silva, Bishop of Porto between 1871 and 1879.