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The Vatican Observatory Foundation ornaments in this two-piece set are cast and plated metal with sparkling crystals and are presented in a rich burgundy gift box with the VOF logo foil stamped on the lid. Displayed on a background of velvet, each ornament comes with a satin ribbon hanger, Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance, and the VOF medallion on the back side. Behind the medallion each piece is infused with earth collected by the VOF from the mountains surrounding the observatory. The Madonna and Child ornament is inspired by a late medieval German wood sculpture attributed to Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leiden. The Angel design is inspired by Vatican artist Lorenzo Bernini's kneeling angel in St. Peter's Basilica.
Each ornament is 2 3/4" diameter.