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Dolce Cuore di Maria – Sweet Heart of Mary – based on a Vintage Italian Holy Card – Catholic Art Print

Dolce Cuore di Maria – Sweet Heart of Mary – based on a Vintage Italian Holy Card – Catholic Art Print

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We love the softness and delicacy of Mary here. The artist gives her a gentle countenance, and one of a dreamy mystery. Her image is done with the three primary colors surrounded by beiges and tans. This devotional piece would look perfect in many rooms.

The text below Mary reads, Dolce Cuore di Maria Siate la salvezza mia, which means, Sweet Heart of Mary, Be my salvation. Then it says, 300 g. d’ ind. Those are instructions for an indulgence. The Italian word for days is giorni, so if the penitent said that short prayer (and possibly one on the back), then he or she would gain a 300 day indulgenza (300 less days in purgatory).

On the very bottom is the publisher’s name, along with the item number (470! I would love to see the other 469! But I wonder how they could compete in beauty with this one!). The abbreviation, App. Eccl., means Approved by the Church (Approvazione Ecclesiastica). This card is a splendid example of Nineteenth Century piety, mystery, and devotion.

Archival Quality: We print it on special acid-free art paper with archival quality inks to last for generations when kept dry and out of direct sun.

For framing this one, we recommend something neutral, a matte beige or light wood. Let Mary be the only color. Standard size. If you would like us to frame it for you, please select a frame above, under "Framing".

You can matte it if you want, but you don’t have to matte our prints. They look pretty good with the 1.35” white border around the print.

Convo us if you'd like us to frame it, and we'll find something you'll like.

– 8.5 x 11" acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.

Sue & John
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