Figure of St. Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was a missionary from Spain. In this wooden figure, he is represented as a young bearded priest. His hands usually depicted him carrying a crucifix, a globe, a lily or a touch. Representations of St. Francis Xavier are very popluar in Goa. He is particularly venerated in this region because Goa was his base and where he was buried.

Date/Period
18th century
Region
Goa, India
Dimension
Gross measurement: H: 32.5 x W: 12.0 x D: 10.3 cm
Accession No.
2009-01457
Material
wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving