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French Renaissance Carved figure of Saint Roch c1500

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French Renaissance Carved figure of  Saint Roch c1500
Renaissance carved figure of Saint Roch with original polychrome surface. Measures 45 inches high including base. Figure is 15 inches wide and 10 inches deep. Base is 22 by 8 inches. Saint Roch, aka Rocco, Roque, and Rochus, was born in Montpellier, France in 1295. As a young man, he gave away his fortune to the poor and became a pilgrim, going to Rome and working among victims of the plague. Eventually, he contracted plague himself. He had wandered into a forest to suffer a lonely death when a dog appeared with a loaf of bread in its mouth. Miraculously, Roch survived and went on to help others survive. A dog was originally mounted to the base of the sculpture, but has been lost over the centuries. Roch points to the buboe (plaque wound) on his leg as a reminder of his miraculous recovery. Roch died in 1327 and was canonized a century later. He is the patron saint of dogs and invalids. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***

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