Antique and beautiful, bone sculpture of San Francesco de Assisi
Antique and beautiful, bone sculpture of San Francesco de Assisi . In his right hand he has a rosary and in his left a skull, both hands have stigmata.
The condition of the sculpture is exceptional with an intact antique patina.
Size 12 cm
Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, better known as Francis of Assisi (Italian: Francesco d'Assisi; c. 1181 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian mystic and Catholic friar who founded the Franciscans. He was inspired to lead a life of poverty as an itinerant preacher. One of the most venerated figures in Christianity, Francis was canonized by Pope Gregory IX on 16 July 1228.