Statue of Saint Gaetano of resin, 25 cm, handmade in Italy
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Full resin statue, printed and hand perfected by skilled artisans, who delete the imperfections. When the statue is perfectly smoothed it is carried to the coloring section, where it is hand painted with indelible varnishes, according to the classical iconography. The resini s a plastic material, which is solid thanks to hardener substances. It is resistant to the atmospheric agents. The difference with the fiberglass is that it does not contain the fiber.
Saint Gaetano of Thiene, foundator. He is commemorated on the 7th of August.
He was born in 1480 in Vicenza and he belonged to the family of the counts of Thiene.
He renounced to an important position in Rome, to dedicate himself in favour of the infirms and the poors of his town.
Together with Peter Carafa (who became Pope Paul IV) he founded the congregation of clerics (called “teatini”).
In 1753 his worship was confirmed.
He is usually represented with a black monastic clothing and with a baby in arms.
Statue of Saint Gaetano of resin, 25...