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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