Small polychromed wood sculpture most probably representing St Roch`s dog shown here
with bread in its mouth which helped nurture back to health St Roch the dog also licked the saints
wounds which miraculously healed, the dogs owner was Count Gothard who himself became a follower of the Saint. This fragmentory piece would of been part of a large sculpture depicting the saint with the dog as a symbolic reference.
France late 16th / 17th Century
polychromed wood . ( accidents)
6.4 cms High (2.5 inches)
17.8 cms Wide (7 inches)