Rare one-of-a-kind 19th century hand work by a French nun. Beautifully and tenderly made heart shaped embroidery containing prayers and miniature paintings. The double heart is made of floral embroidery accented with paste stones on cream silk . Each heart opens to pages of handwritten prayers with symbolic paintings done in superb detail. Tiny cut out pictures of Mary and Jesus are found on every other page. The smaller heart contains 25 pages---four pages to a heart. The larger heart contains 39 pages--four pages to a heart. The entire work measures 3.75" wide by 4" high. It is a delicate piece that has been wonderfully preserved, though very fragile. The only issue is a tear on the first page (see photo). If you admire artwork of a spiritual nature, I don't believe you can find a more endearing piece!
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Item ID: 7191
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