Man in Suit, Charming and Much Patinated Milagro, Earlyish 20th C. Italian

Regular price $50.00

I found a match of this suited man milagro--being sold for much more than I am listing him for--described as an Italian; I don't know otherwise, so will presume that's correct, and believe he dates to the earlyish 20th century.   Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes or promesas) are religious folk charms traditionally used as votive offerings for healing purposes--offered to a symbol of a saint as a reminder of a petitioner's particular need (in the form of a leg or heart, say, embodying a wounded body part), or in gratitude for a prayer answered, as well as being carried for good luck. This guy, who I believe had a female counterpart, symbolizing a happy couple) has certainly accrued a patina over the years, seeming quite deserving of a happy homelife now! 

8 3/4" t x 2 7/8". Much aged surface, but no losses and not at all fragile.