This double sacred heart gold tin ex-voto is one of the most unique ex-votos in the shop! Double sacred hearts are a rare find on ex-votos. This one is particularly usual with it's beautiful antique brass finish.
Two flaming hearts connect, each with a punched tin cherub at the base. The cherubs aren't meant to be perfect - this piece was created to appear as an antique ex-voto, and it gives the appearance of a worn piece that has been rubbed many times in devotion.
Not all ex-votos have words on them, but when they do it is frequently Latin initials, or in representation to Jesus or Mary. This ex-voto says LOVE on it, in punched tin letters tied on with brass wire. It's a perfect "thank you" for your Love Miracle. This would be a great gift for a wedding, anniversary, Valetine, or birth of a child. Three holes are at the top, between the flames, to hang with your own ribbon or cord.
For hundreds of years, ex-votos have been used as a 'thank you note' to God for receipt of a miracle or an answered prayer. In years past, it was common to fill the church with ex-votos during a wedding, and the priest would refer to them in the service.
Ex-voto measures approx. 7 inches tall by 8 inches wide.