The Hoarde -

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An antique silver Italian Ex voto womans head. This is an antique silver religious offering from Naples known as an ex voto. They were bought by penitents (people petitioning god and saints) too aid with pregnancy and to cure ailments. After the ailment abated or the desire was requested the silver object was donated to the church as a thanksgiving. The head is circa 1870. We also have other pieces of various shapes, which make a beautiful set. If you are interested in more than one please contact us for a price It is in overall great condition. Beautifully worked by artisans who once made a living purely from making these offerings for the church. This is for the woman head only.

womans head: 12cm (5 in)
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    • Price: £65.00
    • €71 Euro
    • $84 US Dollar
  • Location: Sussex