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19th Cent. Ex-Voto Virgin Mary Sacred Heart Gold Silver Embroidery Reliquary

19th Cent. Ex-Voto Virgin Mary Sacred Heart Gold Silver Embroidery Reliquary

This exquisite 19th-century ex-voto reliquary features a sacred heart meticulously embroidered in gold and red silk thread, encapsulated within a protective glass dome. Ex-votos are devotional objects offered in gratitude for blessings or in fulfillment of a vow, often placed in churches or shrines.

The central motif, the Sacred Heart, symbolizes Virgin Mary’s divine love and compassion for humanity. The radiant gold rays emanating from the heart represent divine light, while the delicate floral border signifies purity and holiness. There are present the initials of Our Lady the Virgin Mary “MA” assuring us it is her represented here.

The intricate embroidery showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the period, reflecting a deep sense of devotion and reverence.

Attributes and Iconography:

  • Sacred Heart: A central symbol in Christian iconography, representing Virgin Mary’s love and suffering.

  • Gold Rays: Symbolize divine light and glory.

  • Floral Border: Represents purity and holiness.

  • Glass Dome: Provides protection and adds a sense of reverence.

This ex-voto is not only a beautiful piece of religious art but also a profound symbol of faith and devotion. It is perfect for a Christian religious person who will cherish and worship it, adding a touch of historical and spiritual significance to their devotional practices.


Condition
The ex-voto is in excellent condition, with the embroidery intact and vibrant. The glass dome is clear and free from cracks or chips, ensuring the preservation of the delicate silk threads.

Provenance
French private collection

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    €165.00Price
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