Wooden statue of St Benignus, France, 1701-1900

Made:
1701-1900 in France
Statue of Saint Benignus, wood, French, 17th century? Black background.

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Statue of Saint Benignus, wood, French, 17th century? Black background.
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Statue of Saint Benignus, wood, French, 18th - 19th century

Wooden statue of Saint Benignus, France, probably c. 1601-1700. Benignus may have been a missionary priest from Lyons who was martyred at Epagny, France in the late second century under the Roman emperor Aurelian. He is depicted, during his martyrdom, with his fingers being tortured.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A634679
Materials:
complete, metal (unknown), paint and wood (unidentified)
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture