Statue of St Cornelius, France, 1801–1900

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Statue of St Cornelius, France, 1801–1900. Many Christians have long believed that the saints are able to plead with God on their behalf and that particular saints can give protection against specific illnesses. St Cornelius is called upon by those experiencing epilepsy and diseases of the ear. The statue is carved from wood with a painted decoration. He is wearing the clothes of a bishop as Cornelius (d 253 CE) was ordained as Bishop of Rome in 251 CE. Patron saint. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: fa53bzw9.

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