Rectangular brooch with stylized floral ornament on the sides in pinchbeck, representing the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary (Notre Dame du Rosaire de Lourdes), a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica within the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
In 1858 Lourdes rose to prominence in France and abroad due to the Marian apparitions claimed to have been seen by the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous, who was later canonized. Shortly thereafter the city with the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes became one of the world's most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism.
Length : 4.2 cm
Height : 2.5 cm