Votive, salvation of a man under a
sledge, Salzburg 1800
An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity.
Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the
worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks.
Anonymous ex voto painting, 1781. Kneeling
nobleman at the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln
Saint Antony church in St. Ulrich in Gröden - Ortisei
Val Gardena Italy. Painter unknown, 17th century
Votive in thanks for salvation from drowning on
Lake Constance, 20 September 1794
From Wallfahrtskapelle St. Maria
Niederrickenbach, Switzerland, 1798