Here we have a beautiful Italian ex voto circa late 1800s to early 1900s, formed from one thin sheet of silver plated tin alloy, in the shape of a leg with a repoussé border and ornate hook at the top. Ex votos are also known as "milagros" (miracles) and are religious charms used in much of the Latin-based Catholic part of the Old World, Italy included, as votive offerings and for giving thanks to miracles received. This particular milagro would have been used as protection for this part of the body, perhaps if someone had wounded a leg or had difficulties walking. If you're familiar with milagros in more modern time--the second half of the 20th Century--you know that the leg is a common milagro found in the small size. This large one would make a beautiful piece to use in assemblage, a home altar, even as a completely unique Christmas ornament, or to complement a collection of ex votos. Or, a completely uncommon and clever gift to a runner, someone about to walk the Camino, or a chronic hiker.
It measures about 2-1/4" wide at the widest point by about 8-3/8" long, including the ring. The piece has some tarnish spots but is still vibrant. Is bent or warped and no longer lays completely flat. Otherwise in good vintage condition.
For the gift of being able to up and go.
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