Statue of St. Cosmas, probably French, c. 1801-1900

Wooden statue of St Cosmas, probably French, 19th century.
Wooden figure of Saint Cosmas, probably French, 1801-1900. St. Cosmas and his twin brother St. Damian are the patron saints of physicians. They were physicians who would not accept payment for treatment, an act of charity which converted many people to Christianity. Cosmas is also commonly represented holding a phial of ointment.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1801-1900
Inventory number :
A634946