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Oriental Institute Negative Number: During the sack of Rome inPope Clement VII had all the papal tiaras and other regalia stripped of jewels, broken up, and melted down for the gold by Benvenuto Cellini to prevent their capture by the forces of Emperor Charles V.
Following the Revolution that cast off the yoke of religion, France set out to eliminate the papal government. Napoleon Bonaparte began waging war against the papal empire, defeating its army and seizing state after state, until Pius VI was compelled to comply with the Treaty of Tolentino February 19th, Under its terms of surrender, the Pope lost temporal sovereignty, and lacking sufficient funds, payed the assessed war debt from its fortune in papal tiaras, jewelry, and works of art.
With the establishment of a Roman Republic, France declared the papal empire extinct. With the church forcibly reduced to temporal impotence and poverty, Pope Pius VII was elected and crowned in with a beggarly pasteboard tiara, said to be profusely ornamented with gold and silver embroidery, set with imitation colored gems, and the one remaining genuine gemstone.
Today, research indicates nearly 30 papal tiaras have existed sincebut several have apparently never been on public view, so little is known about them. Don Giacomo calls it all paper, so as to make the most of the rigours of the captivity at Savona and Fontainebleau.
Lightweight, woven silver cloth, with crowns of gold braiding and imitation gems, topped by a silver cross. Produced in Lyon, France. A similar, or perhaps the same faux tiara, is attributed to The top crown is embroidered with bees and the all seeing eye, the middle crown is embroidered with the lamb of God and crosses, and the lower crown is embroidered with triangles Holy Trinity and papal tiaras with crossed keys.
Photo and history on page of St. Peter and the Vatican: Pius VII had been in Paris since November 28,for the coronation of Napoleon on December 2, and this tiara was presented to the Pope on the day of his departure from Paris. Other accounts say the tiara was delivered to the Pope by Cardinal Fesch in June of along with a formal written request from Napoleon that the marriage of his brother to an American Protestant be annulled.
Pius VII never granted the request. Intended as an insult according to press reports for the recent museum tour, which claimed it was made intentionally too small for the pope to wear. It also originally had 3 plaques glorifying Napoleon these have been removed.
The tiara of Julius II escaped the sack of Rome in as it was pawned at the time, but it was greatly re-fashioned by Pius VI inand later broken up by Napoleon. A colored drawing of the original tiara of Julius IIdone in the early 18th century, is in the print room of the British Museum.
When later dug up it was found to be in bad condition and missing gems. It weighs about eight pounds Dubuque Democratic Herald, May 1, This tiara was reportedly used for papal coronations, to include that of Pope Pius IX on June 21, The tiara as seen today is not in its original state.
Today the only original genuine jewel remaining on the highly modified tiara is the large emerald on top, the rest are colored glass. Displayed in the St. The Legacy of the Popes museum exhibit. Photo and history on pages of St. A photo is below. See Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica da S.
As modified by Pius IX: Two bands of 90 pearls on each crown see below for picture. Studded with gems and a cross of 11 diamonds on top of a blue enameled globe of gold.
The tiara has a silver band around the middle of the ball that supports the cross, this is not present on the tiara. Another color picture at Gettyimages.
Worn by Pius XI for his coronation in It apparently was completely fictional; it never existed. Set with diamonds from the Duchess de Penthievre encased in violet enamel. Made by goldsmiths C. Crowns resemble ducal crowns, with pearl ornaments alternating with leaf ornaments.
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