One of original religious artefacts used in the Loreto Chapel. Although no maker's mark, opals would indicated Australian made.

Physical description

Gold coloured monstrance. (Receptacle in which the Holy Eucharist was kept as well as placed for public adoration.) At the top is a large round structure, rayed like the sun - 'viril' and inside the viril is a glass section for holding the host - 'vidriera'. Highly decorated and surrounded by gem stones and opals.