Statue of Saint Anthony of Padua, 130 cm of fiberglass, 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.
He was born in Lisbon and when he was very young he entered the Canons Regular. Few years later he entered the Coimbra Order.
He left to Africa, but he had to renounce for a disease and a storm that forced him to stop in Italy.
When he learned the franciscan doctrine he began his activity as a preacher against the heresy.
He died in Padua and the next year he was canonized by Pope Grgory IX.
In 1232 was built in Padua a great Church, which is a destination of pilgrimage.
He is illustrated in episcopal clothing with a baby and the white lily.
Statue of Saint Anthony of Padua, 130...