This is an magnificent antique cameo. It is a rendition of the famous Painting of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Pompeii. It shows the Blessed Virgin Mother sitting on a throne while holding Christ in her lap. A large halo with stars surrounds them. Two figures can be seen at the foot of the throne, each looking up with devotion. This is exceptional!
The reverse of the cameo is signed by the artist, but it is not completely legible.
Our Lady of the Rosary:
The image shows the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Christ in her lap. Both have glorious crowns and are surrounded by a halo of stars. Christ and the Madonna are presenting rosaries to Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena. The original painting is associated with many miracles and can bee seen at the Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii, Italy (the modern city near the ancient ruins of Pompeii).
Condition: There is a fine crack along one edge. Please see pictures.
This is a lovely vintage crucifix. Christ is shown twisted with the pain of His Passion, his corpus slumping away from the nails of the cross. The suffering of Our Lord is clearly evident and deeply compelling. His sacrifice cannot be ignored.
The wooden cross is simple and elegant with clean lines that help emphasize the impact of the corpus. Both the corpus and the “INRI” sign are hung by nails and can be removed.
Condition: There are some chips in the finish. Please see pictures.
This is a magnificent antique religious painting. It is an image of a very young Christ holding a globe surrounded by flowers. The globe and cross are an ancient symbol of authority and when Jesus is shown holding it it is referred to as the Salvator Mundi or The Savior of the World.
Reverse glass painting is an ancient folk art tradition of Bavaria. This piece is likely from the early turn of the century.
Condition: The backing is a vintage replacement. Please See Pictures
This is a magnificent antique religious statue. It is a youthful Blessed Virgin Mary with a sad, pensive expression. Our Lady is shown with her eyes lowered and her head slightly bowed. She is in dark robes with a veil that hangs in soft folds around her face. Her simple and elegant halo is radiant brass. Beautiful and moving.
We believe this piece is plaster covered wood. Made in Barcelona, Spain.
Condition: There are a few small chips in the plaster. Please See Pictures.