Unusual 19th Century French Reliquary Ex Voto Collage of Young Maestro for your consideration. The convex glass framed picture measures approx. 3 3/4 inches X 5 inches and approx. 3/8 of an inch thick. France, c. 1880s. Stunningly exquisite, embroidered collage of young maestro-like figure under original domed glass. Depicts cut-out of young man holding a birch tree branch wand in right hand and a hymn book in his left. He is fashioned handsomely in a black and white suit. Maniple tied around his left arm, white gloves and a rosary around his neck. Gold embroidered starburst background with gold floral oval border against black fabric ground. Collage is under curved glass and encased in old brass frame. Original aged cardboard backing. Excellent antique condition. Shows minor wear commensurate with age and use. Loop at top for hanging on wall appears to be damaged. See photos. Displays special!
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