In 1920, the priest-dean of Halle decided to have a plaque made by Frantz Vermeylen, a local artist, in honour of the pilgrimage to Our Lady of Halle. It was produced both in this form, as a small token, and in the form of pendants. The latter were usually sold as religious keepsakes at pilgrimage sites, as was the case at Scherpenheuvel or Oostakker-Lourdes. The image depicts a Mary with child on a throne. Two winged angels hold the canopy aside. The Salvator Mundi is depicted on the reverse.
|Title||Religious Medal for the Pelgrimage to Our Lady of Halle|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||inscription and signature at the front, along the edge: SALVATOR ; MVNDI ; F. VERMEYLEN ;|
|inscription reverse, along the edge: N.D.DE HAL ; O.L.V.VAN HALLE|
|Object type||plaques (flat objects) AAT|
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||300055874 religious symbolism AAT|
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11D324 'Salvator Mundi', making a blessing gesture; an orb in his hand or at his feet Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11G angels Iconclass
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