Lithographed document with handwritten entries signed.
Oblong folio. 1 p. With papered seal.
Authentification certificate for relics "sacras ex ossibus" of the Blessed Germaine Cousin (1579-1601), a shepherdess from the area of Toulouse who had died a virgin after a most humble and pious life and whose body was said to have been found fresh and intact in 1644 and again in 1701. Germaine Cousin had been beatified in 1854, and on 29 June 1867 Pope Pius IX proclaimed her a saint. According to a note from 29 November 1860, the relics here authenticated were venerated in Avignon.
Traces of folds. With collector's note in ink. Several brownstains.