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Bust in patinated bronze depicting...

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Bust in patinated bronze depicting St. Francis Xavier, head slightly turned to the right, wearing the ratchet and stole around his neck. Southern Italy, 17th century. H.: 29 cm. Base with red silk velvet doucine at the back. Co-founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Francis Xavier was a great missionary between the Indies and the Far East. Beatified in 1619, he was canonized three years later by Gregory XV.

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