This statue, made about three hundred years ago, is of the Christian martyr St Adrian who was killed around the year 250. Adrian (from Turkey) was beaten so much that his belly split open. People used this statues as a focus for their prayers when they had stomach problems.
Use our 3D Saint Adrian model in the classroom to bring your curriculum teaching to life: https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/christian-martyr-statues
Find out more in the Science Museum Group online collection: https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co85299/