Statuary group carved in the round representing Raphael holding Tobias by the hand.
The Archangel wears "antique" sandals and a loose golden dress. He holds Tobias wrist in his right hand as if to place it under his protection.
It has two wings widely spread in the back.
Beside him, Tobias is represented as a child, with juvenile features and bare feet.
Archangel Raphael is the patron of travelers, healers and healing. His name means "God heals".
Original polychrome and gilding
Period late 17th century
Tobit, is the son of Tobit, a Jew of the tribe of Nephtaly who became blind and living in misery.
He is charged by his father to find his uncle to claim a sum of money from him to treat his infirmity. Before setting off, Tobias miraculously meets a young man who will reveal his mysterious identity at the end of their journey: Archangel Raphael. After having revealed 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.
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