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Images of saints in churches increased greatly in the medieval period, candles were lit in front of them and prayers were offered to them. Lives of saints perhaps related more easily to the lives of ordinary people than the life of Christ or the Virgin. Though some of the stories now seem far-fetched, to the medieval mind miracles were proof of God’s work on earth. Saint Eloy was skilled in metalwork.
H 45 x W 28 x D 5 cm
purchased from Mr George Harding, 1925