This is a wonderful travel icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared in Banneux, Belgium. The metal icon shows the Madonna standing with her hands folded in prayer. Beneath her are the words “Mad. dei Poveri”, which translates as “Madonna of the Poor”. The case is made of heavy stock paper designed to look like leather and includes a matching cardboard insert.
In 1933, the Madonna appeared eight times to 12-year-old Mariette Bero. Our Lady is reported to have stated:
“I am the Virgin of the Poor.”
“I am the Mother of the Savior, the Mother of God.”
The apparitions at Banneux were officially approved by the Catholic Church in 1949.
This is a vintage house chapel/niche for small statues. It has a gently sloping roof with decorative trim, a band of inlaid brass detailing, and is stained a lovely nut brown. This shrine is freestanding and will hold a statue up to 8” tall. It would be a beautiful enhancement for any home altar or prayer corner. Imported from Belgium.
Please Note: The statue shown in the pictures is sold separately. Look for item number F160915.
This is a fantastic vintage icon. It is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico, 1531. The Madonna is shown with her head slightly bowed and her hands clasped in prayer.
This piece has a wooden base while the icon is a print with a heavy silvered metal overlay.
Condition: The hanger is bent. Please see pictures.
This is a stunning vintage portable devotional. It is an all metal shrine designed to look like the entrance of a gothic cathedral. The doors open to reveal an icon of Saint Anthony holding a young Christ. The Child Jesus is reaching up to embrace the saint around the neck. It is a sweet moment.
This is a beautiful example of mid century religious art. It is an elegant image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Christ in her arms. The pair are shown nearly cheek to cheek with their beautiful halo overlapping.
We believe this pewter, although there is no makers mark. The metal sculpture is set against a cream colored background in a wooden frame. Unique.