Original Karl Demetz
Saint Walburga Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Walburga 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 Walburga Figurine is available in different sizes and various coloring schemes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Feastday: february 25th
Patroness of country folk, of pets, her help is invoked for the thriving of field crops and in case of dog bites or canine madness.
Represents St. Walburga dressed with a black habit of the Benedictines. Typically the sculptures represent St. Walburga with a baton, a book and a flask of oil. In Eichstadt, in Germany, a fluid substance poured out the tomb of St. Walburga and it is said that this liquid had medicative effects.
St Walburga was born in Devonshire, England in 710 A.D. She was the sister of St Willibald and St Winebald. St Walburga became a nun in 748 A.D. She left to Germany in order to help St Boniface in his Missionary work. Her brother Winebald founded a monastery at Heidenheim for munks and nuns.
After the death of Winebald, St. Walburga undertook the guide of the monastery and became superior of both men and women. She remained abbess until her death in 779 a.D.. On the first of May 870 her body was displaced to Eichstadt. According to old German legends the witches have their feasts on the May Day eve and that is why the night is called Walpurgis Night.