Wooden statue of Saint Lucia

Italy Renaissance

Code :  ARARAR0159213

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Wooden statue of Saint Lucia

Italy Renaissance

Code :  ARARAR0159213

not available

Wooden statue of Saint Lucia - Italy Renaissance

Features

Italy Renaissance

Origin:  Italia Centrale

Material:  Wood

Description

Chestnut wood sculpture with polychrome lacquer residues depicting Saint Lucia. The saucer with the eyes held in the left hand leads back to the Sicilian Saint.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, it shows signs of wear, falls and obvious lacks.

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 62
Width: 18
Depth: 12

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

Lucia of Syracuse, known as Santa Lucia (Syracuse, 283 - Syracuse, December 13, 304), was a Christian martyr of the early 4th century during the great persecution wanted by the emperor Diocletian. She is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church who honor her memory on 13 December. She is one of the seven virgins mentioned in the Roman Canon and is traditionally invoked as the protector of sight due to the Latin etymology of her name (Lux, light). Her mortal remains are kept in the Sanctuary of Lucia in Venice. The main place of worship is the Church of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro in Syracuse. The figure of Saint Lucia, over the centuries, has been a source of inspiration not only on a strictly religious and theological level, but also on an artistic level, Saint Lucia is considered by devotees to be the protector of the eyes. Due to the great devotion nurtured towards Lucia since the early centuries, there are many valuable works of art in Italy and Europe that portray the virgin undergoing martyrdom or in rich robes and bearing the palm and the plate with the eyes.

Material: Wood

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