This auction is for a Simply Stunning & Beautiful Ex Voto Sacred Heart. IT IS FABULOUS! It is a reproduction of a treasured antique. It is Huge! The entire piece is 5 1/4 inches long. Beautiful faux mother of pearl on the front, surrounded by sparkling aged rhinestones - So Pretty & Unique. On the back, the heart opens up like a locket. It also has a hanger on the back. This is a Gorgeous Display Piece - Very Shabby & Chic. These are made to look very old, so cracks and chips are to be expected, part of the "old world charm". Each one is handmade and no two are exactly alike. It can even be hung on a Christmas Tree! If you would like to purchase more than one email me. See my other auctions for the other gold rhinestones ex voto in the last picture, they look stunning together! The last two pictures are some decorating ideas, this ex voto looks lovely with antiques. In the next few months, I will be adding several other beautiful ex votos, so please check back. 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.
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