Croix Notre Dame Prayer Bullet - 1917
Item no. C700.105
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Antique (more than 100 years old)
France, c.1917 (World War I)
We love that our trésors have years of wear, years of prayer. If only these "Ballers de Prièr" - AKA, prayer bullets - could talk. French soldiers in World War I created these artifacts by hand, by literally using empty ammunition (bullet) casings to create sacred pieces of art, due to them being so malleable and plentiful during WWI. Once crafted, they would add a saint, or Mary, and take them with them as a portable prayer tool.
This iconic, unique piece was created by a soldier in France and the bullet is believed to be a French shell. It's made of copper, rotates to show a three dimensional 1" statue of Mary. The statue is fixed inside the arsenal piece. The piece itself is 2.3 inches tall, .5 inches wide.
This "Baller de Prière" makes a perfect travel piece, or journey-through-life piece. All trésors are custom wrapped for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S.
All of our trésors are authentic, one of a kind items*. An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order. Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself. A complimentary gift box is included with every order. Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders.
*items from Virgins, Saints & Angels are not vintage