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Medallion - S. Antonius De Padua, Blue Plastic, Framed, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 940586

Summary:
Framed medallion belonging to Mrs Anna Anchesci, an Italian Migrant. St. Anthony of Padua is a very popular saint. He was renowned for his preaching and for working many miracles during his lifetime which earned him the title of 'wonder-worker'. St Anthony is the patron of lost articles, Portugal, and harvests. His feast is June 13. He is usually depicted bearing the Child Jesus in his arms and holding a lily.
Description:
Large circular medallion, in blue plastic, with a gold painted rim. The medallion depicts St Anthony, with halo holding a child Jesus and kissing his head. The white plastic frame which holds the medallion in place, is in the shape of a wreath of lilies in a basket.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anna Anchesci, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 175 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, religions, religious artifacts
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: devotional objects
Inscriptions: Text: S. ANTONIUS DE PADUA.
Person Depicted: Saint Anthony, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s
User: Mrs Anna Anchesci, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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