This is a heavyweight cast pewter/silverplated hand milagro. it measures approx. 4.5 X 3.5 inches.
Milagros or Exvotos are found in many areas of Latin America, and are used by people to petition saints for help or protection. these Milagros serve to remind the saints of the person's prayer, to thank them for prayers that have been answered or to remind one of an intention. each milagro serves its unique purpose, so the variety is enormous.