French Art Nouveau Mother Mary Medal
This outstanding antique French silver Virgin Mary Medal is truly a treasure. The silver medallion depicts Our Lady of Lourdes in an ornate Art Nouveau frame.
The medallion floats from a new 18K yellow gold plated sterling silver chain (19.50 inches).
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in honour of the Marian apparitions that are claimed to have occurred in 1858 in the vicinity of Lourdes in France. The first of these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when 14 year-old Bernadette Soubirous told her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend.
The patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes includes:
Lourdes, France, Quezon City, Tagaytay, Barangay Granada of Bacolod, Daegu, South Korea, Tennessee, Diocese of Lancaster, bodily ills, sick people, protection from diseases
The medal measures .75" W x 1.35"L (including the loop and bail).
The medal has been cleaned and polished
weight - 2.50 grams
Circa early 1900s
ANTIQUE DISPLAY BOX NOT INCLUDED