Large, handsome carved wooden group depicting Saint Roch, the angel and the dog. Saint Roch stands with his right leg forward to show his wound. Here, the wound is hidden by the small sign marked August 16th - his feast day - held by the child.
A handsome sculpted head framed by long curly hair and a brown beard; Saint Roch, a pilgrim, is, here, richly dressed in a green cape over a draped red coat, revealing his gold robe, which he lifts with one hand to show the site of the wound. He wears a small satchel on his belt, and boots fastened with a gold ribbon and tassel. In his left hand, he holds the bumblebee from which the gourd hangs.
At his feet, on the right, is the angel with a baby face and light brown curls. Dressed simply in a gold drape around his waist, he holds up the August 16th sign.
To his left, a brown dog holds a loaf of bread in its mouth.
Accidents to the saint's feet, the angel and the dog, and a finger missing from Saint Roch. Wear, minor chips and polychromy. Later period flask.
In the Bible, Saint Roch, born in Montpellier around 1350, is the patron saint to be invoked against the plague, living in the forest where he is comforted by an angel and fed by a dog.
His attributes are the wound, the pilgrim's outfit and hat, the shell, the angel, the dog, the bumblebee and the gourd.