This medal commemorates the the ancient statue of Our Lady of Life ( Notre Dame de Vie) located in Amelie-les-Bains, France. The church has been a site of Marian devotion since the 13th century, and the madonna statue also dates from this time. Although the statue is decorated in colorful polychrome with a pale skin tone, it is still referred to as a black madonna in France. source: http://lieuxsacres.canalblog.com/archives/amelie_les_bains
This medal is made of sterling silver and will come with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, so it’s ready to give as a present to someone else or yourself.
Size: 3/4 inch Material: Sterling silver. ?