Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I went to a fascinating lecture today by Amanda Schaffer, Beeswax Ex-Votos: Healing Objects from the Middle Ages. Ex-Votos were like Milagros or offerings in the shape of the body part that needed healing but created out of beeswax. They were considered miraculous by pilgrims seeking healing for themselves or others. Ms. Schaffer showed the 2-piece mould casting process and examples of the Ex-Votos that she created.