Statue of Saint Roch of resin, 45 cm, handmade in Italy
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Time of realization about 20/30 days
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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 Roch lived between 1350 and 1380. He was from Montpellier and he dedicated his life in service of the infected; he was a pilgrim amd a healer and he is invoked against the pestilences.
The sources about this saint are not reliable.
He is considered the patron of the infected, the marginalized, the wanderers, the pilgrims, the health workers, the pharmacists, the volunteers and the animals. He is also the protector of the knees and the joints.
He is illustrated with the pilgrims clothes, with a walking stick and a shell, with a dog at his feet.
Statue of Saint Roch of resin, 45 cm,...