Antique French Metal Madonna, the Virgin Mary in her apparition as Our Lady of Lourdes in the grotto in France. Mary's hands are clasped in prayer, and Saint Bernadette is kneeling in prayer before her. This is a heavy piece, one of the more costly souvenirs for sale in Lourdes. Made of heavy cast metal, on a footed base, the piece has an all over gold gilt paint.
On the back of the Virgin's head, a small opening where you could add flowers or attach a wire halo or tiara crown to further embellish the beauty of this religious collectible antique. One of the nicest I have found for quite some time, the footed base is embossed with an ornate floral design. A fantastic addition to your collection of religious articfacts, French Missals and santos. Measures 8~7/8"h x 5~7/8" x 3~1/8".