~St. Ignatius of Loyola~
Statue & Reliquary


This statue is in typical Spanish style. It is hollow, formed out of a mixture of resin and sawdust, hand painted with glass eyes. The use of halos is most prevalent in Spanish statuary, even today.

The reliquary was made in France, circa 1880. Heavy cast bronze in typical French Gothic, exemplified by the footed base and fleur-de-lys cross. Standing 18" tall, it was originally part of an identical set of four, placed on the altar between the High Mass candlesticks.