Statue of Saint Roch, 85 cm of fiberglass, handmade in Italy.
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Time of realization about 30/40 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 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, 85 cm of...