Saint Cecilia Statue
This Saint Cecilia statue shows the patroness of musicians with her violin and a small cherub with a book of music. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding, she "sang in her heart to the Lord."
Her feast day is celebrated in the Latin Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox churches on November 22. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.
While the details of her story appear to be fictional, her existence and martyrdom are considered a historical fact.
An early Roman Christian church, Santa Cecilia, was founded in the fourth century in the Trastevere section of Rome, reputedly on the site of the house in which she lived.
A number of musical compositions are dedicated to her, and her feast day, November 22, became the occasion for concerts and musical festivals. She is said to have been beheaded with a sword.
Hand finished warm faux bronze materials
6.25 inches high (15.9 cm high)