This is a gorgeous, highly collectable antique Ex Voto from the mid 1800's , made of brass & with a loop to hang it from on the reverse.
It measures 2 & 1/2inches long, by 1 & 1/4 of an inch wide, by 5/16ths of an inch deep.
It has the initials MA engraved on the front.
This one does not open.
The reverse is plain, with a loop for hanging.
I love the symbol of the heart & have been collecting hearts for a long time. Ex Votos are religious offerings in the form of flaming hearts- dedicated to Jesus, Mary or the Saints, & usually bear distinctive monograms..The French & Belgian Ex Votos are often made of copper or brass & often contained messages of thanks for answered prayers.
This can be worn on a cord or chain or used as a fabulous collectible as it displays beautifully, as I show in my last 2 pictures.
This sale is for the single antique ex voto only.