Wooden statue of St Livertin, French, 17th century.

Image number: 10284962

Wooden statue of St Livertin, French, 17th century.

St Livertin was the patron saint of headaches. The Catholic Church dominated medieval Europe and Christian teaching often implied that illness was the result of sin. Prayer therefore became an important part of healing.

Image number:
10284962
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
21 September 2006 12:29
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Science Museum