Original Karl Demetz
Saint Helena with 3 Nails Figurine Models
This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Helena with 3 Nails carved in selected Maple wood and hand painted in permanent watercolors. The realism of this figurine is truly stunning. The sculpture shows all classical features with complete follow-through in detail.
This wood-carved Saint Helena with 3 Nails Figurine is available in different sizes and finishes.
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When did St. Helena live: between the second and third century
Biography of St. Helena:
St. Helena was an empress and mother of Constantine the Great. In 270, she married the Roman general Constantinus I Clorus, and their son Constantine was born soon after. When husband Constantinus was made Ceaser, he left his wife and married Maximian's stepdaughter. Her son Constantine became emperor in 312 and Helena became empress. She converted to Christianity and put great effort into building churches in Rome and the Holy Land. She is said to have performed many acts of charity as well, before dying in Nicomedia.
Statues and woodcarvings from Val Gardena of St. Helena - portrayal, symbolism, and emblem: St. Helena is shown as an empress with a cross around her neck, a book, and three nails in her right hand. This sculpture is also available with a cross instead of nails.
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