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  • Meri Arnett

    This is an homage to the Virgin Mary, credited with having saved Melquiades Arrcela after he fell from a mulberry tree and was grievously injured.

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An Italian exvoto celebrating the Miraculous Healing by the Virgin Mary of a woman's cat scratch fever

This rare 19th century Italian oil on tin ex-voto represents San Camilo ministering to the sick. According to the partially legible narrative in the lower quadrant, this painting was dedicated to the 'Crowned Mary' on the 14 of April in the year of 1871 for curing mother (name partially obscured) of a serious illness. Displayed in a handsome antique cedar-wood frame.

This classic late 19th / early 20th century Mexican ex-voto is dedicated to the saint shown upper left - most likely San Nicolas Tolentino.' Although the legend is only partially legible, it appears that the petitioner, Gerardo Lopez was scheduled for execution by firing squad but he petitioned San Nicolas Tolentino and he was saved. This retablo was painted in honor of this great miracle.

Ex-voto shows a mother intent on picking lice from her daughter's head , outside the door, her son falls from a tree. The ex-voto thanks the Virgin Mary because, despite his mother being distracted, the boy escaped serious injury.

an amazing collection of ex-votos of people to see more. These ligurian ex-votos which illustrate people miraculously survived the fall are created as a personal expression of thanks and a public testimony to faith and gratitude to the Virgin Mary, always present at the scene of the accident.

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On account of my beauty men would fight and Rodrigo & Martin fought so much they were about to kill each other. Thanks to you Virgin, it turned out that Rodrigo fell in love with another girl and now Martin is my boyfriend (and I liked him better anyway).

promise me a miracle ~ ex-votos
promise me a miracle ~ ex-votos

This extremely rare late 19th century ex-voto on canvas was last sold at Sotheby's New York on May 2 of 1990. Original 19th century ex-voto paintings, of this caliber, quality and scale are nearly impossible to come by. This example, painted and dedicated in July of 1895, is dedicated to the four 'imagenes' represented in the upper quadrant. According to the legend along the lower edge, the petitioner, Da. Eusevia, leaving the village of Atlixco for Huaquechula (East Puebla), was thrown from he

"On February 14, 1965, I give thanks to the Virgencita of Guadalupe because thanks to her miracle I can speak again, since I lots my ability to talk when I saw an spaceship with an strange been coming out of it."

I love and collect ex-votos, and take way too many photos of them whenever I come across some in an old church.