A miniature sanctuary in a rectangular metal case with a small red plastic window, a souvenir of the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré sanctuary as indicated by the inscription engraved on the back. Also called "Porta Saint", these small pocket altars were used in particular by soldiers from the late 1800s until the First World War to protect themselves during the war. Even today, many Catholics carry them, often hand-made with their favorite saints, to protect themselves from evil. This one includes the brass figurine of Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and maternal grandmother of Jesus Christ (inscription Germany underrneath). Sainte-Anne is also the saint patron of Brittany and Quebec.
CASE DIMENSIONS : Approx. 1.5 cm wide X 3.5 cm long X 8 mm thick (5/8 X 1-1/4 X 1/4 in.) ORIGIN: Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC (Made in Germany). CONDITION: Excellent!
MINT: The item is or appears to be unused. Sometimes tags or original packaging are present.
EXCELLENT: The item has been used but has no significant flaws.
VERY GOOD: The item has been used; has minor flaws that do not detract significantly from the item's appearance or usability.
GOOD: The item has been used and shows normal signs of age or use.
FAIR: The item is visibly used but still has redeeming qualities and with some minor repairs may be restored to a better condition.
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