Artentik.com and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) Drop of all 20 St Francis Xavier Paintings

Artentik.com and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) Drop of all 20 St Francis Xavier Paintings

World’s first religious relics to be made into NFTs – unique digital assets

On Friday 10th December Artentik and Santa Casa will drop all 20 paintings from the collection of paintings by Portuguese proto-baroque painter André Reinoso (c.1590-1641) and his collaborators. 

This collection of 20 paintings features the life of St Francis Xavier (1506-1552). These paintings were placed on the Sacristy of the Church of St. Roch in 1619, three years before the official canonization of St. Francis Xavier on the 12th of March 1622 and were part of immense religious ‘propaganda’ about the life and the work of the great Jesuit missionary, as part of a campaign to speed up the process of his canonization by the Catholic Church.

This set of paintings was inspired by the first Portuguese biography of the saint, written by Father João de Lucena in Historia da Vida do Padre Francisco Xavier, e do que fizeram na India os mais religiosos da Companhia de Jesus, published in Lisbon in the year 1600. 

Each painting is converted into 100 editions or mints ever. The last mint of each will remain at SMCL with the other 99 editions available on our marketplace Artentik.com for a fixed price of €900 

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The reliquary of St Francis Xavier

This is probably a contract relic with a representation of the saint, set in a filigree frame, with a bow probably introduced at a later date. The piece was produced in the 18th century by Goan goldsmiths using silver filigree to house a small record of the patron saint of the city of Goa, which passed from generation to generation as a protective element of a certain family, becoming an artistic expression of Goan culture.

This NFT is presented as a GIF – to fully enjoy the full 3D views of the reliquary. It is priced at €100 and there will only ever be 100,000 mints, the last one will be saved in SCML.

The statute of St Francis Xavier

The exotic image of St Francis Xavier in cassock, would have originally held a cross. The beautiful GIF highlights the detail of the gold threaded robes. A beautiful statue hailing from early 17th Century with its decorative coating show that it was influenced by Japanese art, which is associated with the brief presence of the Portuguese in Japan.  

This NFT is presented as a GIF – to fully enjoy the full 3D views of the reliquary. It is priced at €200 and there will only ever be 100,000 mints, the last of which is saved in SCML.

Coming Soon – a Unique Gift 

Coming soon, an NFT of a thorn from the Crown of Thorns worn at the crucifixion of Christ. A unique gift for the Christian in your life.

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