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SAINT CHRISTOPHER

Born unknown
Canaan (Western accounts) or Marmarica (Eastern accounts)
Died c. 251
Asia Minor
Venerated in
Roman Catholicism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Lutheranism
Oriental Orthodoxy
Anglicanism
Feast
25 July (Latin Church)
9 May (Eastern Churches)[1],
2 Parmouti (Coptic Church)[2]
Attributes tree, branch, as a giant or ogre, carrying Jesus, spear, shield, as a dog-headed man
Patronage bachelors, transportation (drivers, sailors, etc.), traveling (especially for long journeys),
surfing, storms, Brunswick, Saint Christopher's Island (Saint Kitts), Island Rab, Vilnius, epilepsy,
gardeners, holy death, toothache

ART DESCRIPTION

Plaster and horse hair statue. Polychrome.
Polychrome is the "'practice of decorating architectural elements, sculpture, etc., in a variety of colors."
The term is used to refer to certain styles of architecture, pottery or sculpture in multiple colors.

Manufactured in the 1930 by the Daprato company. Glass eyes.

Restored

 
 
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