Antique Memento Mori Mourning Card - Holy Souls in Purgatory
This very rare antique mourning card is filled with spiritual symbolism and dated 1867. It is inscribed in Dutch and of Belgian origin. On the reverse of the card is a dedication to the dearly departed.
The illustration depicts St Michael´s scale of justice held over Holy Souls in purgatory. Above it is a French inscription "meditations on death".
The inscription underneath the illustration is in French and loosely translates to: "Lord; my heart will be overjoyed when you deliver me: I will sing the praises of my Lord who fills me with graces, and I will celebrate in my hymns the name of the most high."
This exquisite piece would look beautiful mounted on black velvet or set in an antique frame.
3" x 4.60"