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Perhaps from the Auvergne
SIZE: 26cm high – 10¼ ins high
Sold at Auction 2014
The twelve men picked by Christ to be his apostles and his companions stood in an elevated position. They were given the power to exercise demons, cure disease and infirmity, and ultimately to assist Christ in judgment over humanity. Twelve was a symbolic number for when God made his first covenant with Israel it was divided into twelve tribes. The twelve apostles stood in place of these twelve tribes.