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Statue of St Antonino of Florence, Italy, 1470-1500

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Many Christians have long believed that the saints are able to plead with God on their behalf and that particular saints can give protection against specific illnesses. St Antonino (1389-1459) was archbishop of Florence, Italy. He is venerated as the patron saint of fevers. He is shown here carrying a lamp and a bandage, perhaps on his way to tend to the sick. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Italy

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