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Saint Lucy Statue

Saint Lucy Statue

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

Description

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.

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