‘PILGRIMAGE MADONNA’ FRAMED TEARDROP MEDAL – antique, Latin America / 18-19c (1.5 in.) – LA.PM.1

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PILGRIMAGE ‘SOUVENIR’ SERIES – FRAMED TEARDROP MADONNA: To this day as people go on pilgrimages – they collect souvenirs from each area visited. Typically, these medals are added to their rosaries as not only a reminder of the pilgrimage but also to direct prayer and interceed for loved ones or for special needs. We are delighted to have found this very old collection and encourage you to purchase them for your rosary and add special prayers on each. (We believe this one is from Peru).

PRIMITIVE DESIGN: Early medals and their devotions were brought from Italy and Spain from as early as the 1700s (possibly earlier). When the Spanish Colonial (New Spain) artisans tried to duplicate them – in the process of copying this new religious art form – created their own more primitive but wonderful folk art style.

ABOUT OUR MEDALS:  All medals on our website are hand cast from antiques and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:  (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)

BRONZE = $12  (shown left)
STERLING = $24  (shown right)

(actual size: 1.4375 in. H x .9375 in. W, including bail)

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE: (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)