Beautiful Ex Voto Sacred Heart. It is a reproduction of a Treasured Antique. It is Huge! The entire piece is almost 6 3/4 inches long by almost 3 1/4 inches wide at the widest point. It is surrounded by aged rhinestones and the whole piece is distressed and made to look old. So Pretty & Unique. The heart opens up like a locket. It also has a hanger on the back. This is a Gorgeous Display Piece - Very Shabby & Chic. It can even be hung on a Christmas Tree. See my other auctions for the mother of pearl look ex voto in the last picture, they look stunning together! An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. These religious items which are referred to either Milagro, miracle in Spanish; or Ex voto in Latin is an image offered to a deity or a Saint in the form of a prayer or wish, and in thanks for desires or wishes fulfilled. The tradition of posing Ex-Voto is still alive, particularly in the Naples area and all of southern Italy, where these objects are manufactured, often with artistic quality.This Item Would Make a Charming Addition to Your Ecclectic, Paris Apartment, Hollywood Regency, French, or Italian Home Decor.
Buyer pays $9.95 shipping in the USA. Payment by Credit Card through Paypal.com to Confirmed Addresses ONLY. No Checks. Thank You!