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An antique silver Italian Ex voto mans or womens head.

£75Price
ex Voto
  • An antique silver Italian Ex voto mans or womens head.

    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 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 heads are 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.

    The price is for one ex voto only

    Dimensions

    Mans head: 12cm (5 in)

    Womans head: 12cm (5 in)