This is a large sacred heart ex-voto cachette. Cachette means 'hiding place'. It is similar to a large locket, and used as a reliquary for keepsakes or thank you's for an answered prayer.
The sacred heart is made of metal that has a dark antiqued copper patina. This is a replica of a piece typical of the late 1800's to early 1900's. The front of the heart has intricate carving of a cross and the Monogram of Mary.
From the top of the flame to the base of the heart, it measures 6 inches. The actual heart that opens to a locket is 3.5 inches tall and 3 inches wide. Total depth is a little over 1.5 inches.
A hook is on the back for hanging. Hang it from a Christmas tree limb, use as a wall hanging, or hang from or place inside the cage of your Santos. You can also attach it to a bridal bouquet. Or just use for mementos of your miracles!