"Statuary Group "tobie And The Angel Raphael" 17th Century"Statuary group carved and polychrome representing Tobie and Raphael, slaying the demon.
The archangel envelops Tobie under his left arm, in a protective gesture. He is wearing a belted dress at the waist and a long coat decorated with flowers. Raphael holds a traveler's stick in his right hand. His face with soft features is wearing blond curls.
At his side, Tobias is represented in prayer dressed simply in a red robe. Both are standing on the demon they are trampling.
Beautiful polychromy of origin
(missing the wings of the angel)
Historical annecdote : Tobit, is the son of Tobit, a Jew from the tribe of Nephtaly who became blind and living in misery. He is instructed by his father to find his uncle to claim a sum of money to cure his infirmity. Before setting out, Tobie makes the miraculous acquaintance of a young man who will reveal his mysterious identity at the end of their journey: The Archangel Raphael. After revealing his true nature, the Angel returns to heaven and invites his young traveling companion to always continue his prayers and to do good around him.