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Saint Blaise

Author: Unknown

Date: 16th century

Material: Polychromed limestone

Dimensions (cm): H 72 x W 27 x D 23

Provenance: Unknown

Owner: Guimarães, Câmara Municipal de Guimarães

Inventory No.: MAS ED 4

Image of Saint Blaise represented as a bishop, with mitre and crosier. At his feet, there’s a kneeled boy with his hands lifted, an allusion to one of his most popular miracles: he saved a boy by taking a fishbone of his throat. He is, therefore, the saint invoked to cure throat illnesses and, nowadays, he was adopted as the patron saint of laryngologists.