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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

St Blaise, Martyr

GEORGIN François (engraver) (1801-1863); PELLERIN (editor and printer)
CANTIQUES SPIRITUELS. / SAINT BLAISE, Evêque.
c. about 1837
Print H. 41.3, x l. 32.2cm
Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires, Paris



Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop of Sebaste (modern Sivas), Armenia.

As well as dealing with throats, he is also the patron saint of wool combers in particular, and the wool trade in general.