Statue of Saint Peter, 160 cm of fiberglass, handmade in Italy.
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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 Peter was an apostle and a martyr who is commemorated on the 29th of June, on the 22nd of February and on the 18th of November.
He died around 64.
Simon was son of John and he worked as a fisherman in Galilea. When he got married he lived in Betsaida.
He was disciple of Saint John the Baptist and then, with his brother Andrew, he became a follower of Christ, who named him “the rock”. (Cephas, Petros, Petra, Peter).
The climax of his Gospel is when he confessed that Christ was the Son of God and that Christ replied him “You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. I will give you the key of the Heavenly Kingdom”.
After the resurrection, Christ confirmed this promise saying: “Graze my sheeps” .
In the Gospels, Peter is always described on the side of God. He attend the most important events, like the resurrection of the Giairo’s daughter, the Transfiguration and the agony in Getsemani; after the Christ’s Ascension he managed the Jerusalem’s community.
He was probably the bishop of Antioch and the leader of the Church in Rome, where he was martyrized on the Vatican Hill.
His relics are preserved under the altar of the Confession in the St. Peter’s Basilica.
He is illustrated while he is wearing the clothes of that time, with a book and one or two keys in hand.
He is the patron of Rome, Lamezia Terme, Lissone, Assemini, Villa San Pietro, Brema, Colonia, Las Vegas, Umbria, Galatina and also the protector of the Popes, the fishermen, the bakers, the engineers, the harvester, and of the watchmaker.
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