Wooden statue of St Livertin, French, 17th century.

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Wooden statue of St Livertin, French, 17th century.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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

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10284962

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