Gilded wood statue of St. Roch, standing with a small dog at his feet.

Saint Roch was born and died in Montpellier, France (1295-1327). For the inhabitants of New France, St. Roch was very popular and important. St. Roch was seen as a protector. He is known as San Rocco in Italy and San Roque in Spain. His feast day is August 16th.

Maker: unidentified sculptor, probably in France
c. 1700
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