This beautiful Italian style ex-voto is a replica of one made in the 1800's. It is an 8 inch tall sacred flaming heart that is surrounded by Fleur de Lis, with a winged cherub at the base. Projecting from the base of the flame is a golden crown with cross, in high relief. The ex-voto has a antiqued silver finish; a gorgeous contrast with the golden accents!
The center of the ex-voto is decorated with a brass finish, punched tin GR with a halo. GR stands for Grazia Ricevuta, which is an Italian phrase that means thanks for prayers received. 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, other other event. It's a beautiful display piece for your Santos collection.
Measures approx. 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. A loop is at the top of the ex-voto to hang with your own ribbon or cord.