This is a large hand made pewter milagro of a sacred heart from Mexico. The sacred heart is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity. Milagro is the word for miracle in Spanish. Milagros can be found in parts of Latin America and Europe and are sometimes used by the faithful for blessings or to petition saints for protection. There are an endless variety of milagros because they are specifically made for a unique purpose to remind the saint of the person's prayers or to thank the saint for blessings. They can often be found pinned to wooden carvings of saints in churches. This milagro measures 2 1/4" by 1 1/2" and weighs .5 ounces.