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Large Ensemble of 19th C. Mexican Silver Milagros

Large Ensemble of 19th C. Mexican Silver Milagros

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1327813

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Mexico, late 19th century to early 20th century CE. This is a collection of many different milagros, most made of silver, comprising small low-relief carved shapes of humans, animals, and buildings. Milagros, also known as ex-voto, dijes, or promesas, are religious folk charms often used as votive offerings to pray for healing. They are usually attached to altars, shrines, or parts of churches -- for example, at San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe, they are nailed to the church bell. Size: all range around 1" (2.5 cm).

Condition: All have some slight tarnish/patina.

Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, CA

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