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Patron of Dogs and Dog-Lovers: St. Roch, Handmade Statue (Small Size)

Patron of Dogs and Dog-Lovers: St. Roch, Handmade Statue (Small Size)

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 4.75 Inches
  • Width: 4.5 Inches
  • Material: modified gypsum with bronze powder
  • Favorited by: 506 people
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According to the story, St. Roch was saved by the kindness of a dog. I design, carve, and cast these statues myself: they’re wholly original. I cast them in modified gypsum (a very strong building material) with bronze powder. The pieces come boxed, can stand or hang (there's a hook on the back), and can go outside. Each piece comes with a history card stating:

Saint Roch was born in France in 1295. When as a young man he heard that the plague had reached Italy, he walked from Montpelier to Rome to help the victims. While in Rome, Roch himself caught the plague. Believing he was soon to die, he went into the forest at the edge of the city, built a small hut, and began to pray and prepare himself for death. As he was in prayer, a dog came to him holding a piece of bread in its mouth. Roch took the bread from the dog. The dog then licked the plague wounds on Roch's leg, and the wounds were healed. Roch ate the bread, and, brought back to wholeness by the dog and his gifts, he and the dog returned to Rome, where they worked to heal others and comfort the dying. The story demonstrates both the bond between humans and dogs and the power of each to heal and rejuvenate the other. This image of Roch was handmade by Hank Schlau.

Dimensions: 4.75 (h) x 4.5 (w) x 1.75 at base
According to the story, St. Roch was saved by the kindness of a dog. I design, carve, and cast these statues myself: they’re wholly original. I cast them in modified gypsum (a very strong building material) with bronze powder. The pieces come boxed, can stand or hang (there's a hook on the back), and can go outside. Each piece comes with a history card stating:

Saint Roch was born in France in 1295. When as a young man he heard that the plague had reached Italy, he walked from Montpelier to Rome to help the victims. While in Rome, Roch himself caught the plague. Believing he was soon to die, he went into the forest at the edge of the city, built a small hut, and began to pray and prepare himself for death. As he was in prayer, a dog came to him holding a piece of bread in its mouth. Roch took the bread from the dog. The dog then licked the plague wounds on Roch's leg, and the wounds were healed. Roch ate the bread, and, brought back to wholeness by the dog and his gifts, he and the dog returned to Rome, where they worked to heal others and comfort the dying. The story demonstrates both the bond between humans and dogs and the power of each to heal and rejuvenate the other. This image of Roch was handmade by Hank Schlau.

Dimensions: 4.75 (h) x 4.5 (w) x 1.75 at base

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