Maria de la Salut Necklace
Maria de la Salut Necklace
$120.00

Maria de la Salut Necklace

ITEM № 1105-12SS

Trésor Bleu 

Cathedral of Maria de la Salute, Italy, c. 1940 

Rare, silver medal celebrating our lady of La Salut.  

Santa Maria della Salute (English: Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a small basilica located near Venice, Italy.  In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague.  As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the City of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Salute).   Medal hangs from center opening chain, 18 inches long, with two drop bicone beads.  Medal is .7 inches wide, .8 inches tall, including bale.  Reverse has original engraving/stamp from 1940.

Trésors blue are pieces of vintage art and devotion.  Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country.  People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself.  The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.

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