French Weathered Concrete St. Francis Statue with Lamb and Birds Dated 2001
Decorate an outdoor garden with this antique statue featuring Saint Francis, the saint patron of animals. Crafted in France, the carved vintage statue depicts the Saint dressed in cassock, holding two birds in one hand while feeding a lamb with the other hand. The garden element is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns the original weathered and patinated finish. Weight 48 pounds. Dated and signed on the base 2001. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), was born in Italy. After a wild youth and a brief career as a soldier, Francis had a conversion experience that inspired him to renounce his family’s wealth and devote his life to God. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment and animals, built bonds of love with all of the kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom; however, Saint Francis had a special relationship with birds, who often followed him around and rested on his shoulders, arms, or hands as he prayed or walked around outside. Measures: 16″ W x 10″ D x 40″ H.
|Dimensions||16" W x 10" D x 40" H|