votive plaque

A metal plaque of left arm, votive offering, Cyprus. Impressed metal plaque with representation of a forearm and elbow, set against a textured background with an integral impressed frame with ornate decoration at each corner. Aperture at the top through which a length of red ribbon has been passed for suspension.

Such items are bought and offered in churches with a prayer for relief from an ailment, in this case a problem with the arm.

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