DIVINE ANTIQUE ITALIAN SILVER AVE MARIA HEART EX-VOTO

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 06, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Ciao Ebayers. For all our Ex-Voto Collectors we have a fabulous group for you this week. As you probably already know, we are great admirers of these fascinating Church Offerings. As we travel around Italy and visit some of the most important and beautiful Churches in the world, we often discover the walls of the side altars covered from floor to ceiling with these exquisite Ex-Voto offerings. Ex-Votos are offered to God or a Saint as thanks for answered prayers. This wonderful tradition of a votive offering has been a tradition for Centuries. This week we have a selection of 7 Italian Silver Ex-Votos for you - Gorgeous Hearts of various sizes and styles.

Please check our other auctions for each of these items. We have included a Group Photo with each listing so that you can see the Group together and get a better idea of their relative size. We have not attempted to clean or polish these Ex-Votos, and we present them to you as we found them with their antique patina.

IN THIS AUCTION we are offering a superb Antique Italian Flaming Heart Ex-Voto offering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Of all of the various types of Silver Heart Ex-votos, this style is one that we find to be among the most beautiful. In the center of the heart are the entwined letters "AM" signifying the words "Ave Maria" - Hail Mary. A raised
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