|Pope Celestine as depicted by|
the 14th century Italian artist
Niccolo di Tommaso.
Recently, the skeletal remains were subject to intense scrutiny, during which process, through the wonders of modern technology, a facial reconstruction was digitally produced. This image formed the basis of a Death Mask, which has been placed in the tomb of Saint Celestine.
The mask is shewn below, with the saint's remains clad in pontificals and - most interestingly - in the pallium of Pope Benedict XVI.
|Remains of Pope Saint Celestine V.|