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Shrine - Small shrines of gilded metal and coral were a speciality of Trapani, Sicily. They were used at home and church. Coral, imbued with protective powers since classical times, was a symbol for Christ's blood.

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Shrine - Small shrines of gilded metal and coral were a speciality of Trapani, Sicily.  They were used at home and church.  Coral, imbued with protective powers since classical times, was a symbol for Christ's blood.