An antique silver Italian Ex voto Animal

  • An antique silver Italian Ex voto Animal

    These are 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, to cure all sorts of animal and human ailments. After the ailment abated or the desire was requested the silver object was donated to the church as a thanksgiving.

    The ex voto 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.

    Each ex voto is priced individually.


    Lying cat TMIR000612A : 12.5cm

    Rooster TMIR000612B: 10.5cm

    Horse TMIR000611C: 16.5cm

    Rabbit TMIR000611D: 10.5cm

    Sitting cat TMIR000611E: 9cm

    Donkey TMIR000611F: 11cm

    Cow TMIR000611G: 13.5cm

    Dog 1 TMIR000612H: 12cm

    Dog 2 TMIR000612I: 12cm

    Dog 3 TMIR000612J: 12cm