This is a beautiful 4.5" X 4" 0f Our Lady at the Gates of Dawn and her Amber Rosary from Vilnius, Lithuania. Both were purchased in her Prayer Room in Vilnius in 1975 prayer room. The silver tone center medal shows a very detail colored image of This Holy Virgin, it is also marked on the cross as Made in Italy and its beads are small amber stones, which is the most popular sold in the Baltic Republics. The image of Mary, Mother of Mercy, is venerated in both Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. It is Mater Misericordia and is said to have healing Powers. She is very powerful and beautiful. The Prayer room where she is kept is full filled with silver hearts. The Gates of Dawn were built between 1503 and 1522 as a part of the defensive fortifications for the city of Vilnius, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It has also been known as the Medininkai Gate, as it led to the village Medininkai south of Vilnius as well as Astra Broma, which derivative for the Lithuanian language word aStra meaning sharp. Of the nine city gates of this beautiful city only the Gate of Dawn remains, while the others were destroyed by the order of the government at the end of the 18th century.
The Picture frame is Gorgeous and all hand made in Lithuania. Is a Repousse is made of Silver, silver plate with just a touch of gold color to her crown and trim around the edge. It is marked AN Ag 1g 227. Repousse rests on a brown plastic oval/square back and can be easily rest standing up. It was stored when purchased and is in Mint condition. It comes to you in its original cloth pouch. Gorgeous pair!
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