Figurative statue of St. Thomas of Ecuadorian origin from the 19th century.
Audio caption: In this freestanding figure, St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is rendered. He is wearing blue and green robes, which are adorned with gold detailing, amplifying its sense of realism. The sculpture of St. Thomas originated from Ecuador in the 19th century. The context of the sculpture is highly liturgical. It is likely that it would have been part of a set featuring the 11 other apostles and itself, called an apostolado. SInce the set would contain many figures, it would most likely be viewed by a large mass in a church. St. Thomas is also known as “Doubting Thomas” because he refused to believe that Christ had returned following his death. THis is expressed through the pensive expression on the figure’s face. People may have prayed to St. Thomas in reference to his doubt of Christ’s resurrection, and pray for reasurrance or confidence in their faith.
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