Here we have a large Mexican milagro circa mid 1900s, in the shape of a leg with satin ribbon at the top. "Milagros" (miracles) are religious charms used in much of the Latin-based Catholic part of the Old World, brought to Mexico via Spain, 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 who walk, has walked the Camino, or a hiker. This tested the same as it would for sterling silver, and older milagros often were made of sterling silver. I think may be a lower content silver piece, although it could in fact be sterling. It is unmarked.
It measures about 2-1/2" long by 5/8" wide at the widest point. Weighs 18g. The piece has some small scratches. and there may be some discoloration in the ribbon. Otherwise in good vintage condition.
For the gift of being able to up and go.
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