12" Italian Flaming Heart Ex-Voto; Reproduction Milagro Wall Hanging
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This is a reproduction of an antique Italian ex-voto, similar to those made in the late 1800's. It is made of tin, and it has a beautiful tarnished, antique finish that mimics sterling silver. The ex-voto is 12 inches tall from top to bottom, and 8.5 inches wide. The milagro is as pictured, though small differences may occur from piece to piece.
It is made of many individual pieces of tin in the shapes of halos, wings and other ornamental designs that have been melded together to create a double frame for a flaming heart in the center. At the bottom of the ex-voto is a cherub with wings.
The center of the flaming heart has the letters PGR tied with wire. These stand for Per Grazia Ricevuta, which is an Italian phrase that means thanks for prayers received. Ex-Votos are viewed by many as a personal "thank you" to God. It's a beautiful display piece!