Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Bartholomew Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.Feastday: August 24th
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Portrayal and Imagery: Shown holding a book and a knife.
Patron Saint of Armenia, the bookbinders, butchers, Florentine cheese and salt merchants. He is also patron saint of the leather workers, Italy, Neurological diseases, shoemakers, Malta and the curriers.
There is not much certainty about the life of St. Bartholomew, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. His name real name was Nathanael, whereas his patronymic means "son of Tolomai". The apostle Philip introduced him to Jesus Christ. Bartholomew is believed to have preached in India and Armania after the Ressurrection, where he was flayed and beheaded by pagans. The first pilgrimages in his honor took place in the Fifteenth Century.