St. Luke the Evangelist Prayer Bullet (Baller de Prière)
Item no. 507PB6
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Antique (more than 100 years old)
France, c.1916 (World War I) - St. Luke (with palette symbolism)
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, 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. Unique dome top and twistable opening reveals the fixed statue of Saint Luke, the Evangelist. The piece itself is only 1.5 inches tall, .45 inches wide, a perfect pocket piece. On the top is a relief image of a cross. The piece can be twisted at the base to reveal St. Luke or hid him.
This "Baller de Prière" makes a perfect travel piece, or journey-through-life piece. All trésors are custom wrapped for gifting.