Cristo Milagroso de Javier Necklace
Vintage pendant from Navarra, Basque Country (Spain) on vintage silver plated chain. The pendant features "Cristo Milagroso de Javier," a depiction of Jesus from the Castle of Javier in Navarra, Spain. The other side of the pendant features "San Francisco de Javier," a Spanish saint from the 16th Century.
Chain: 7.5" + Pendant: 1.75"
Javier is derived from Etxeberri meaning "new house" in Euskara. On the importance of the house in the Basque country...“It's the people who belong to the etxea, the house, not the house that belongs to the people." - "Ghosts of Spain" by Giles Tremlett