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Latin America, Mexico, Late 19th to early 20th century CE. A wonderful ensemble of modern and vintage milagros in a variety of shapes and forms. Twenty six modern milagros, in hues of wheat and bright yellow, in forms such as a pregnant woman, a recumbent dog, and lock and a key, and various body parts such as an arm, a hand, and a leg. Eleven vintage milagros, in hues of silver and copper, in forms such as a standing pig, kneeling figures in prayer, and a car with driver. Milagro is Spanish for "miracle". Also known as ex-voto, dijes, or promesas, milagros are religious folk charms often used as votive offerings to pray for healing. They are usually attached to altars, shrines, or parts of churches. Size of largest: 1" L x 2.3" W (2.5 cm x 5.8 cm).
Provenance: ex-Historia Antiques (James Caswell), Santa Monica, California, USA
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