Saint Elizabeth of Hungary cast iron garden statue

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary cast iron garden statue

Code: 11603


W: 34cm (13.4")H: 123cm (48.4")

£545.00 Stone plinth optional

A statue of Elizabeth of Hungary. 123 cm tall finished in antique white which will rust and weather with time. Or paint your desired colour. The stone hexagonal plinth is £165.00 optional extra.

Miracle of the Roses...... The last picture

A statue showing the miracle of the roses in the rose garden in front of the neo-Gothic church dedicated to her at Roses' Square (Rózsák tere), Budapest.[16]

Elizabeth is perhaps best known for her miracle of the roses which says that whilst she was taking bread to the poor in secret, she met her husband Ludwig on a hunting party, who, in order to quell suspicions of the gentry that she was stealing treasure from the castle, asked her to reveal what was hidden under her cloak. In that moment, her cloak fell open and a vision of white and red roses could be seen, which proved to Ludwig that God's protecting hand was at work.[17]

Her husband, according to the vitae, was never troubled by her charity and always supported it. In some versions of this story, it is her brother in law, Heinrich Raspe, who questions her. Hers is the first of many miracles that associate Christian saints with roses, and is the most frequently depicted in the saint's iconography