This is a unique vintage religious sculpture. We believe it is an image of Saint Philomena shown in death with a martyr’s palm in her hair.
Saint Philomena was a consecrated virgin who was tortured and ultimately martyred in the 4th century. There are many miracles associated with Philomena, and she has been venerated by many other saints. She is the patron saint of infants, babies, and youth. Her feast day was traditionally on August 11, but she was removed from the liturgical calendar in 1961.
This piece is signed by the Maryknoll Sisters.
Condition: There are a few chips in the stone that are not immediately noticeable. Please see pictures.
This is a wonderful vintage religious statue. The Blessed Virgin Mary is wearing beautifully flowing white robes with distinctive southwestern decorative detailing. Our lady is gracefully poised with her head deeply bowed and her eyes lowered. Her palms are together in prayer while draped in a rosary. Simply beautiful.
This is a striking vintage madonna. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown as a young woman wearing a beautiful veil framing her face with many soft folds. Our lady is elegantly poised with her head slightly bowed, her eyes lowered, and her palms together in adoration.
This piece is ceramic painted to look like wood. There reverse has the original tag indicating that was handmade in Germany.
This is a beautiful vintage carving. It is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Christ. Our Lady’s eyes are closed and her head bowed as she leans in the embrace Our Lord. Absolutely gorgeous.
Condition: There are several small nicks in the wood. Please See Pictures
This is an elegant vintage religious statue. It is a tall, slim monk holding a candle. His head is bowed in prayer and his expression is humble. The artist has used minimal detailing and long flowing lines to give this piece a sense of motion. One can imagine this monk waking for Matins on a cold winter night to pray the Divine Office.
The piece is signed by the artist.
Condition: There are some light scratches. Please see pictures.