Original Karl Demetz
Saint Mechthild with Bread and Church Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Mechthild with Bread and Church carved in selected Maple wood and hand painted in permanent water colors. The realism of this figurine is truly stunning. The sculpture shows all classical features with complete follow through in detail.
This wood carved Saint Mechthild with Bread and Church Figurine is available in different sizes and various coloring schemes, please contact us at email@example.com for more information
Feastday: March 14th
Represented with crown, a model of a church and a piece of bread
Patroness of Parents of Large Families
St. Mechthild was the faithful wife of Henry I the Fowler and Duchess of Saxony before becoming queen of Germany. She was educated in the monastery of Herford where she learned to read and write and she was very interested in politics. After the death of her husband Henry, she was not very favorable to the eldest son becoming successor and tried to proclaim King Henry, the youngest. This triggered a conflict between the two siblings, which ended with the coronation of Otto the Great. Mechthild retired to the convent of Nordhausen, where she helped the poor and the sick, and then moved, due to an illness, to the monastery of Quedlimburg where she passed away in 968.