Statue of Saint Livertin, French, 1500-1750.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Statue of Saint Livertin, French, 1500-1750.

Richardson, Claire

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Wooden figurine of St Livertin who was the patron saint of headaches. The Catholic Church dominated medieval Europe and Christian teaching often implied that illness was the result of sin. Prayer therefore became an important part of healing.
 

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