Very fine statue of Saint Anthony of Padua.
The statue is 42.5 cm tall.
The statue is in good condition.
Born as Fernando Martins de Bulhões (Lisbon, 15 August 1195 – Padua, 13 June 1231), in a rich, noble family, he was a friar who also was a theologian and Doctor of the Church.
He is considered an important saint.
He is the patron saint of the Franciscans, lost items, women and children, the poor, bakers, mineworkers, marriage, travellers and people in love and patron saint against shipwreck, plague and fever.
The basilica of Basilica di Sant'Antonio was built around his grave site in Padua.
The Church of Santo António à Sé in Lisbon is said to be built on the place where Antonius was born.
He is a very popular saint in the Portuguese capital.
Since 1934 Anthony is patron saint of Portugal and the 13th of June is an official holiday.
The pictures are part of the description.
Will be packaged perfectly and shipped by registered (insured) mail.
- Picture of the Holy Antonius with child
- 42.5 cm
- Estimated Period
- Early 1900
- Country of Origin
- Anthony of Padua, Portugal
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes