These alabaster bookends feature classic image of Mary and baby Jesus and a Godmother's Prayer. Able to keep heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for Godmothers.
In the late 1800's, French artist William Adolphe Bouguereau painted this lovely depiction of L'innocence; Our Lady holding the Christ Child and a spotless lamb in her arms. The prayer asks Mary's protection and guidance for Godchildren.
The bookends are made from stone-cast alabaster here in our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. Alabaster is a building and decorating material created from the mineral gypsum that has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. It boasts an attractive smooth finish and will last for years to come.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep.
"A God Mother's Prayer
Dearest Mother of God, I bed of you to watch over, protect and comfort, to guard and defend my Godchild, so that my little one may one day rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Amen."