Saint Francis Xavier

Antique Japanese Christian (Kirishitan)

Polychrome wooden figure

Estimated Age: Edo period

It is a very antique item, the condition is the one that can be seen in the pictures, it surely went through harsh vicissitudes, including period of persecution (Kakure Kirishitan)

Apostle of Christianity in Japan:
St. Francis Xavier, Spanish San Francisco Javier or Xavier,(born April 7, 1506, Xavier Castle, Navarre - Spain, died December 3, 1552, Sancian Island - China; canonized March 12, 1622, the greatest Roman Catholic missionary of modern times who was instrumental in the establishment of Christianity in India, the Malay Archipelago, and Japan

Approx.measures: 16,4 x 6,8 x 4,5 cm.

 

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