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18th century Spanish carving of St Roch18th century Spanish carving of St Roch18th century Spanish carving of St Roch18th century Spanish carving of St Roch

Naive walnut carving of St Roch in characteristic pose exposing a plague wound on his thigh and with a dog and an angel by his side, decorated with gilt and polychrome on gesso, Spain, late 18th century
Saint Roch was born in 1295 at Montpelier, France into a noble family. At the age of twenty he gave away his considerable fortune to become a pilgrim. He devoted his whole life to the service of those who fell victims to the plague; consequently his intercession is invoked in times of pestilence. St. Roch was himself stricken by the plague and banished. Alone in the forest he was fed every day by a dog bringing him bread.
He is the patron Saint of dogs, and guards against Plague and Pestilence
Condition: Angel lacking wings, St Roch lacking his staff, losses and chips to the gilt and the polychrome decoration commensurate with age, Rim of the hat missing at the back.

ITEM ID
3179
DEPTH
7" (18 cm)
HEIGHT
15" (38 cm)
AGE
18th Century
THEME
Historical
WIDTH
8" (20 cm)

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    18th century Spanish carving of St Roch

    £880 GBP
    ~ $1,174