Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Le Madonnine

These small statues of the Madonna are called Madonnine, tiny Madonnas.  

This altar is also called a Madonnina.  They are meant to invoke protection and bring good fortune.

You see them everywhere here in Italy, embedded in exterior walls of buildings, 
 in a stone wall along a road, a single structure on a rural street corner. 

 I want one.

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