Wonderful! circa 1880-1910 Oak Framed Shadow Box with Chalkware Statue of the Scared Heart of Jesus

This piece features a beautiful chalkware statue of the Jesus. His outer robe has been painted a bold red with gold edges and is over a white gown. It appears that whoever built this fine piece used gold colored paper as the backdrop inside the box. The frame is a beautiful old oak with raised designs of plaster around the inside rim. Some of the plaster design is missing. The inner frame next to the glass is painted with a nice gold. There is one area where there, but it doesn't take away from the piece. We believe this piece to be from either the late 1800s or early 1900s. It was likely from a church or priest or nun's home due to the fact that it was once built into the wall. This is truly an awesome old religious artifact! The Sacred Heart (also known as Sacred Heart of Jesus) is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity. This devotion is predominantly used in the Catholic Church and among some high-church Anglicans. The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The origin of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a mystical experience. Predecessors to the modern devotion arose unmistakably in the Middle Ages in various facets of Catholic mysticism. In the Roman Catholic tradition, the Sacred Heart has been closely associated with Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ. In his encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor, Pope Pius XI stated: "the spirit of expiation or reparation has always had the first and foremost place in the worship given to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus". The Golden Arrow Prayer directly refers to the Sacred Heart. Devotion to the Sacred Heart is sometimes seen in the Eastern Catholic Churches, where it remains a point of controversy and is seen as an example of Liturgical Latinisation. The Sacred Heart is often depicted in Christian art as a flaming heart shining with divine light, pierced by the lance-wound, surrounded by the crown of thorns, surmounted by a cross and bleeding. Sometimes the image shown shining within the bosom of Christ with his wounded hands pointing at the heart. The wounds and crown of thorns allude to the manner of Jesus' death, while the fire represents the transformative power of divine love.

Measures: 23 ¾" L x 14 ¾" W x 4 3/4" Deep

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Item ID: MISC210B

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