A one of a kind stunning handmade rusted tin Ex Voto heart washed in a silver wax and smothered in sparkling glass rhinestone jewels. Sparkling beautiful pronged clear and Topaz rhinestone jewels cover this gorgeous heart. The heart has a vintage washed mushroom colored ribbon and can be hung on a wall or used to adorn a vessel or bottle.
Ex-votos (from the Latin phrase ex-voto suscepto, meaning ‘from the vow made’) were carried as devotional objects and to give thanks for granted wishes, prayers and intentions. Also know as Sacred Hearts, they can be traced to the 11th century. They gained popularity in the 17th century when a French nun named Marguerite-Marie Alacoque experienced visions of Jesus Christ, in which he spoke to her and showed her his heart, entwined with thorns and flames and surmounted by a cross. The Sacred Heart became a popular emblem worn for protection against danger and disease.
A great addition to a collection of hearts, or a spiritual collection.
Size: Height 5.15" ( 18" with vintage ribbon) x Width 4" x Depth .85"
Weight: 4 ounces
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