This statue of St. Anthony is hand carved in Bethlehem / Jerusalem, By the Palestinian craftsmen, out of olive wood, It is a very nice carving, they produce and create some of the most exquisite and meaningful Christian art in the Holy Land. The remarkable artisans of Bethlehem have passed on the secrets of hand carving Olive Wood into phenomenal sculptures from generation to generation, and the skills and methods used are often the same ones used for hundreds of years. Brilliantly carved breathtaking scenes and sculptures out of beautiful Olive Wood, each one of these superb works of art is a masterpiece to be treasured and cherished forever.
St. Anthony of Padua “Noted “by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canon canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a “Doctor of the Church “on 16 January 1946. He is also the patron saint of lost things.
This St. Anthony of Padua is a great gift for your office, home decor, and a great catholic gift at any occasion.
Underneath this statue of St. Anthony you will find the ” Bethlehem wood carving” seal of authenticity and along with our Holy Land Gift Shop card you will receive a “Made in Bethlehem ” certificate of authenticity .
This olive wood article is very solid, and durable. The surface has a fine finish that’s silky smooth to the touch.
No two items are identical due to differences in the wood grain and may contain minor cracks natural to the olive wood knots.
These olive wood products are carved from branches that are pruned during the standard pruning process. This is a beautiful and truly meaningful gift from the Holy Land.
Olive wood is very unique by nature. The grain will be different from one branch to another which means there are no identical items. The item shipped may be slightly different that the one shown in the pictures. It may also contain minor cracks or knots due to the natural to the olive wood.