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Sacred Carving:  St. Anne and Mary, c. 1895
Sacred Carving:  St. Anne and Mary, c. 1895
Sacred Carving:  St. Anne and Mary, c. 1895

Sacred Carving: St. Anne and Mary, c. 1895


Item no. B500.102

Trésor Bleu Exclusive

Origin:   French, late 19th Century

Beautiful French hand-carved piece.  From mid to late 19th century, in France, this genre of reliquary was popular for use in private devotional spaces, or to be taken along on a voyage.  According to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary and the maternal grandmother of Jesus.  This carving depicts St. Anne teaching Mary.  A one-of-a-kind work of art.  The inside of the shrine is made of earth pipe, meerschaum or foam of the sea, which is a type of clay used for art in the late 19th century.   The frame is made of copper.

Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French 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.  The deep "ultramarine" blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD.  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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