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Antique Last Rites Shadowbox with Pieta

$270.00

Antique Last Rites Shadowbox with Pieta

$270.00

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This is an antique devotional shadowbox meant to hold the items a priest needs to perform the last rites. Traditionally, a Catholic home would have these items at hand in preparation for the priest’s visit. The focal point of this box is a vibrantly painted statue of the pieta: the Sorrowful Mother cradling the body of Jesus. The glass protecting the pieta is painted in vibrant greens, blues, and pinks. The framing depicts two angels and a cross painted along the top, and the words "Blessed Be Thy Holy Name" painted along the bottom.

The lower door includes a painting of the Last Supper and opens to reveal the items used in the last rites sacrament: a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. Many non-essential items would have traditionally been stored here, as well (cloths, cups, bowls, plates, a spoon, holy cards, rosaries, etc.). On the reverse side of the door is written the word "Viaticum", which means "provisions for the journey", with two attached candle holders. The solid oak cabinet is designed to be set into a wall so that is lays flush like a painting. It is sturdy and in excellent condition.

 

Dimensions: 23" tall x 13" wide x 5" deep

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Item ID: S170744