Punch,  43 (1862), 214.

The Queen of Portugal's Clock



Reportage, Spoof

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Time, Instruments, Religious Authority

    Following news of the gift of a clock from Pope Pius IX to Queen Maria Pia of Portugal, Punch receives an illustration of the timepiece from Nicholas P S Wiseman. The illustration shows a dial divided into twelve segments, while both the hands and the twelve pictures around the dial are representations of dubious holy relics (for example, 'the 'Glass eye of St. Hilarion').

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