These alabaster bookends features the Mary the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, with a prayer. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect patriotic gift for those with a Marian devotion.
This 17th century painting by Esteban Murillo gracefully and majestically shows Mary, the Immaculate Conception surrounded by attending angels. She was named patroness of the United States of America in 1847 by Pope Pius IX.
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.
"Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Bless and Protect our Nation."