This rare antique religious piece shows the sacred heart of MOTHER'S MARY'S, which is flaming on its open top, and also pierced by SEVEN (7) DAGGERS, which represents the SEVEN SORROWS OF MOTHER'S MARY'S:
The Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) are events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary which are a popular devotion and are frequently depicted in art.
It is a common devotion for Catholics to say daily a Hail Mary for each.
The Prophecy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus. (Gospel of Luke 2:34)
The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. (Gospel of Matthew 2:13)
The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days. (Luke 2:43)
The Meeting of Jesus and Mary along the Way of the Cross. (Luke 23:26)
The Crucifixion, where Mary stands at the foot of the cross. (Gospel of John 19:25)
The Descent from the Cross, where Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57)
The Burial of Jesus. (John 19:40).
TOTAL WEIGHT: 34 grams.
SIZE 21.5 cm at its wider part
ESTIMATED AGE: circa 1800 approx
GENERAL CONDITIONS: very good (please, refer to pictures). I have seen many silver jewels of this symbol here in Spain and this is the largest I have seen
Please refer to pictures, they speak for themselves.