May Claerhout - Image of Saint Damian - Plaster

Description
May Claerhout - Image of Saint Damian - Plaster
Belgium - mid 20th century

Rare statue of Father Damien.
Marked M Claerhout at the back.
Height: 37 cm.
Weight: 1487 grams.
In good condition. See pictures for an impression.

Will be perfectly packaged and shipped by registered and insured mail.

Jozef De Veuster, Flemish, 1840-1889, better known as Father Damien and nicknamed ‘the apostle of lepers’, was a missionary on the island called Molokai from 1873 up to his death in April of 1889 where he, as a priest, guided and cared for the colony of lepers that lived there. Selflessly, he helped others and in the end he died of leprosy.

The religious name Damian stems from saint Damian, patron saint of physicians, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists and midwives.

Lot details
Object
Image of Saint Damian
Material
Plaster
Designer/ Artist
May Claerhout
Estimated Period
Mid 20th century
Country of Origin
Belgium
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Weight
1487 g
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