Edges gold paper, print of Pope Pius IX seated in green chair. Dressed in short red robe, trimmed with white fur, gold stole around neck, white cap covers white hair. Right hand ring finger with ring holds red cover book. Gold tassel hangs from neck on gold thread. White layered clothes. Upper left corner might be his crest, depicted at top a crown, around the edges are keys, lion in lower right corner, name on banner at bottom. Right front edge of box depicts two angles on either side of the image of the Pope.
*Printed top right corner: "S.S. PIE IX"