Antique and beautiful, ivory sculpture of Anthony of Padua
Antique and beautiful, ivory sculpture of Anthony of Padua . With her right hand touch her heart and with her left hand holds a piece of bread.
The condition of the sculpture is exceptional with an intact antique patina.
Italy, mid-15th -16th century
Size 16 cm
Anthony's fame spread through Portuguese evangelization, and he has been known as the most celebrated of the followers of Francis of Assisi. He is the patron saint of Padua and many places in Portugal and in the countries of the former Portuguese Empire.
He is especially invoked and venerated all over the world as the patron saint for the recovery of lost items and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things and even lost spiritual goods.