Renaissance sculpture of St. Omobono

Circa 1560 - 1580
Southern Europe

W 19 1/2 × H 36 1/2 × D 12 1/2

Stock # Marh1730


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Renaissance carved sculpture of the patron Saint of merchants. Full original polychrome. Saint Homobonus (Italian: Sant'Omobono, German: Sankt Gutmann) is the patron saint of business people, tailors, shoemakers, and clothworkers, as well as of Cremona, Italy. He was canonized in 1199 at the urgent request of the citizens of Cremona. He died on November 13, 1197 and his feast day is celebrated on November 13.He was a merchant from Cremona, northern Italy. Born Omobono Tucenghi, he was a married layman who believed that God had allowed him to work in order that he would be able to support people living in a state of poverty. His name is derived from the Latin homo bonus ("good man").