Museum of Vision

Dedicated to preserving ophthalmic history

Skip to Central Page Content

Skip to the Sectional Navigation

Skip to the Site Navigation

Site Viewing Options (CSS support required)

Type Size:

  1. Small
  2. Medium
  3. Large

Color Scheme:

  1. Light-on-Dark
  2. Dark-on-Light


  1. Multi-Column
  2. Single-Column

Quick Links

  1. Calendar
  2. Contact
  3. Donate
  4. FAQ

Site Navigation

You are here:

Saint Lucy Statue

Saint Lucy Statue

Accession №2004.010.00001
CategorySaint Lucy
PurposeAlternative Medicine
Specific NameSaint Lucy Statue
Date18th Century


Tall wooden statue of woman holding a dish with two eyes on it. Style of carving is simple and not overly ornate. This statue of Saint Lucy, the patron saint of vision and blindness, was created in Guatemala. Santos (or carved saints) were revered as physical manifestations of saints. This custom came with European settlers to the Americas. St. Lucy's feast day is December 13th.

User Submitted Comments

Submit Comment

American Academy of Ophthalmology