Ex-Voto Sacred Heart French Reliquary

Regular price $268.00
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Ex-Voto Sacred Heart French Reliquary

Regular price $268.00
Unit price
per 

The Sacred Heart is a long and lasting symbol within the Catholic Church.  Representing Jesus' physical heart, it is viewed as a symbol of "God's boundless and passionate love for mankind". 

Made by nuns in 19th century France, this exquisite religious relic features a silk puffy heart wrapped in a crown of thorns and adorned with a cross at the top.  It is framed with a ring of thorns backed with inky black velvet.  The devotion is secured within a metal and tin frame and encased in domed glass.  It is attached to a long silk ribbon with a brass heart slide.

Additional Details
Date: Mid to late 1800s
Materials: Silk, metal, glass
Measurements: Pendant 2 1/2" x 2", Ribbon 25" long
Markings: None
Condition: Good. There is some gold loss to the interior fabric of the devotion. There is some fraying and weakness to the black silk necklace ribbon.
Cleaning and Care

Wipe glass with microfiber cloth.

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