Statue of the Virgin Helper, of fiberglass, 160 cm, handmade in Italy.
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Time of realization about 20/30 days
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Fiberglass statue, internally empty and very light. It is suitable to be carried during the processions. The manufacturing is entirely manual. When the two parts are linked, there is the finishing of the statue and it is perfectly smoothed, then the statue goes through the coloring section. The skilled decorators hand paint using particolar varnishes, conforming to the traditional iconography. The fiberglass is a plastic material, very resistant and humidity absorber which is used in many sectors: industry, furnitures, building of boats, airplanes, vehicles, garden swimmingpool etc.
The Helper Virgin’s cult hails from 1571, the age of the Victory of Lepanto of the Christians against the Muslims and from 1683 victory in Vienna. Saint John Bosco spread her veneration, giving the Virgin the “Helper” appellation.
Saint Mary Dominic Mazzarello founded the Helper Virgin’s Daughters religious congregation.
Pope Pio VII, after his liberation from the Napoleonic imprisonment, established on 24 of May her commemoration.
In Turin there is a shrine for the Virgin, thanks to John Bosco, who asked its building.
In the classical iconography the Virgin is illustrated with the Baby, the scepter and the crown, the red and blue clothing.
Statue of the Virgin Helper, of...