Wooden statue of Saint Lucy, Spain, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900

Wooden statue of Saint Lucy, Spain, 1801-1900. St. Lucy was martyred in the 3rd century AD during the persecution of the Christians by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. She became a patron of eye problems because legend told how she never wished to marry, and when a suitor admired her eyes, she plucked them out in scorn to discourage his advances. Miraculously they grew back again.

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Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A61570/1
Materials:
complete, paint and wood (unidentified)
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • statue
credit:
Andrade, R.

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