Christian Saint Barbara Statue Virgin Martyr Believer in Triune God
Saint Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father Dioscorus, beat her mercilessly after she told him her belief in the Triune God, and then placed her under guard and tried to wear her down with hunger.
Saint Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father finally handed her over to the prefect of the city, named Martianus. They beat St. Barbara fiercely, striking her with rawhide, and rubbing her wounds with a hair cloth to increase her pain.
By night, St. Barbara prayed fervently to her Heavenly Bridegroom, and the Savior Himself appeared and healed her wounds. Then they subjected the saint to new, and even more frightful torments, eventually beheading her.
Both torturers, Martianus and Dioscorus, were killed after being struck by lightning.
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7 inches high / 17.78 cm high
Base: 3.5 x 3.75 inches / 8.89 cm x 9.5 cm approx.
in hand finished faux Bronze