Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Sigismund of Burgundy Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Feast day: May 1st and 2nd
Representation and Portrayal: shown as king of Burgundy with the royal insignia: the crown, sceptre and the orb.
Patron saint of the city Cremona and against fever
St. Sigismund was born as the son of Gundobad, King of Burgundy, whom he succeeded after his death. Although his family was Arian, he was baptised by bishop Avitus of Vienne. One year before becoming king of Burgundy, he founded a monastery dedicated to Saint Maurice. In 517, Sigismund ordered the strangulation of his own son, because the latter had insulted Sigismund's new wife. Tormented by remorse, he retreated to a monastery. Sigismund was captured during the invasion of the Franks and put to death in Orleans.