This is a stunning vintage religious icon. It is an image of John the Baptist. He is shown wearing his hair shirt covered in a blue/green cloak. He has large red wings, symbolizing his role as a messenger, and he his holding his severed head in one arm. Both heads have radiant gold halos that shimmer in the light. The banner St John is holding reads: “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand”. Wonderful.
This is a remarkable antique religious print. It is a large image of Saint Brigid of Kildare. She is shown wearing a black and white habit and holding a book. She is walking a path through a verdant green field with a cow and building, likely a monastery, in the background.
Saint Brigid lived in Ireland c. 451 – 525. She was a disciple of Saint Patrick’s and was known for her love of the poor. Many of her acts of charity involved the provision of milk, butter, or even cattle to poor people who sought her help. Saint Brigid was the foundress of several monasteries including the well known monastery of Kildare. She is the patron saint of Ireland, poets, dairymaids, blacksmiths, healers, cattle, fugitives, Irish nuns, midwives, and new-born babies. Feast Day: February 1.
This is a remarkable pair of vintage religious statues. It is a matching set of figures depicting the Holy Family. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown holding a young Christ in her arms while standing on a crescent moon. Saint Joseph is shown holding a carpenter’s square in one hand and lilies, symbolizing purity, in the other. Both statues are chalkware painted in rich, vibrant colors.
The statues are set in wooden sconces that can stand alone or hang on the wall. The reverse is marked “Made in Holland”.
Condition: There are some small chips and we believe the paint has been retouched in some places. Please See Pictures.
This is a wonderful vintage religious statue. It shows three chubby monks in sandals and dark grey habits. Two are holding books while the other has a scroll. All three have their faces raised in joyous adoration. Their profound happiness will brighten your day!