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Saint Lazarus accompanied by two dogs. It is a peculiar image and difficult to find.
The figure is made of plaster and painted with delicate pastel and golden colours. The Saint has glass eyes.
It is a sculpture of the 60’s, it has the brand of the imagery called Rosés (a very important religious image factory in Barcelona)
Dimensions: 28 cm high
The base measures: 10 cm wide by 12 cm long.
Conditions: The statue is in very good condition.
To clarify, Saint Lazarus Is the name of the protagonist of The parable of the rich man and poor. Lazarus the rich man and Lazarus the beggar is a parable exclusive to the Gospel of Luke (16, 19-31) that puts it in the voice of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
It tells the story of two men and the destiny of each one of them: poor Lazarus, full of sores and without help, is taken after his death to Abraham 39;s bosom (heaven), while the rich man, who wears purple and fine linen and feasts every day, suffers torments in Hades (hell) after being buried. Furthermore, It is the only one of the parables that contains a proper name: that of poor
Although it is not directly explicit in the biblical text, "poor Lazarus" was associated with a leprosy patient because of the presence of sores on his body. Lazarus is considered the patron saint of beggars, lepers, and all those who suffer from ulcers or skin diseases.
In addition, In the iconography, the representation of dogs licking the wounds of poor Lazarus make him similar to Saint Roque, patron saint of those affected by plague, although there is no relationship between the two. Likewise, Poor Lazarus shares a name with Lazarus of Bethany, another evangelical character, brother of Martha and Mary, friend of Jesus of Nazareth whom
On many occasions, both were confused, which turned Lazarus of Bethany as protector of hospitals, lepers, nurses, and gravediggers.because of the presence of sores on his body. Lazarus is considered the patron of beggars, lepers, and all those who suffer from ulcers or skin diseases.
In the iconography, the representation of dogs licking the wounds of poor Lazarus make him similar to Saint Roque, patron saint of those affected by plague, although there is no relationship between the two. Poor Saint Lazarus shares a name with Lázaro de Betania, another evangelical character, brother of Marta and María, friend of Jesus of Nazareth whom he revives.
On many occasions, both were confused, which turned Lazaro of Betania as protector of hospitals, lepers, nurses and gravediggers.
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