Antique French Ex Voto Sacred Heart, Made by Nuns, from France, Century Old, Devotional Piece
Gorgeous, antique French ex voto Sacred Heart, from France. This is an amazing, rare convent piece, just unpacked from France.
The century old Sacred Heart is made of beautiful old needlework and framed in a very old, handmade brass frame. These are often referred to as convent work, as they were handmade by French nuns in the mid 1800's. There are no two alike, and this one features the beautiful Sacred Heart of Jesus with IHS across the heart. These century old devotional pieces are highly desired and coveted, and wonderful to collect.
This one is a rare larger size, measuring 5" tall x 4" wide. The glass is missing but it doesn't detract from the beauty of this old convent devotional piece. Directly from France. This is for one item, the other pieces show in the first photo are available in separate listings.
A superb , rare, and enchanting piece of religious history. They have always been difficult to find, and are now very rare, and highly sought after. This piece was found in South West France where this style of reliquary was made by nuns and monks in the 19th century.
This gilded metal Sacré Coeur or Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic ex-voto from France. Ex-votos (from the Latin phrase ex-voto suscepto, meaning ‘from the vow made’) were – and still are – carried as devotional objects and to give thanks for granted wishes, prayers and intentions.
The cult of the Sacred Heart can be traced to the 11th century. It gained popularity in the 17th century when a French nun named Marguerite-Marie Alacoque experienced visions of Jesus Christ, in which he spoke to her and showed her his heart, entwined with thorns and flames and surmounted by a cross. She devoted herself and her country to the veneration of his heart, and established a Sacred Heart feast day.
In 1720, thirty years after Marguerite’s death, the bishop of Marseilles consecrated his diocese to the Sacred Heart in an attempt to spare the district from a plague that was sweeping across Europe. The city quickly recovered from the outbreak, and the Sacred Heart became a popular emblem worn for protection against danger and disease.
During the French Revolution (1789–1799), patriotic Catholics again wore the Sacred Heart emblem for protection by stitching it to their clothing. It became the symbol of royalist counter-revolution for those who opposed the Republic. Today, the Sacré Coeur basilica in Paris, completed in 1914, stands over the city as a giant ‘ex-voto’: a monument to Catholicism and a symbol of national identity.
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