OLD Crucifix Pendant Lourdes Relic France

Crucifix pendant, marked "France Lourdes". Of course Lourdes is a famous place in Catholicism. I have no idea of the age of this piece; frankly, it perplexes me. The metal LOOKS gold-filled and of considerable age, yet it is unmarked except for its place of origin. As far as the clear material that makes up the bulk of the piece, it's obviously synthetic but I'm not sure what. Lucite? Inside the cross a very small tube which contains something like maybe a sliver of wood or perhaps sand or soil -- a piece of a relic? It came from a storage locker sale, so I have no clue as to its history.


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