Statue of Saint Anthony the Abbot, 120 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.
Saint Anthony lived between 251 and 356. He is commemorated on the 17th of January. He is the patriarch of the monks.
He was born in Egypt and when he was 20 years old he decided to live in poverty as an hermit.
Around the 305 he founded two communities and for this reason he became popular in all Egypt.
He was friend of St. Athanasius and when he was 90 years old he accused the Arians of heresy.
Anthony died in the Mount Coltzum.
He is illustrated with a long walking stick and with a pig. Sometimes he is represented with a torch.
The tradition tells us that Anthony is the protector of the animals.
Statue of Saint Anthony the Abbot,...