Statue of St. Benignus, France, 1601-1700

Wooden statue of St Benignus, probably French, 17th century.
Wooden statue of Saint Benignus, France, probably c. 1601-1700. Benignus may have been a missionary priest from Lyons who was martyred at Epagny, France in the late second century under the Roman emperor Aurelian. He is depicted, during his martyrdom, with his fingers being tortured.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1601-1700
Inventory number :
A634679