An antique silver Italian Ex voto Face piece

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  • An antique silver Italian Ex voto Face piece

    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.

    Dimensions

    Nose and eye TMIR000613A : 12cm

    Throat TMIR000613B: 13cm

    Small simple eyes TMIR000613C: 8cm

    Large simple eyes TMIR000613D: 13cm

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