Wooden sculpture of a religious figure, Science Museum, London, 2007.

Wooden sculpture of a religious figure, Science Museum, London, 2007.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

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, and people prayed to saints, often represented by wooden statues such as this one.

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