From our Religious Collection.....
The representation of Saint Hubert is like none other! The carving is under domed glass and has a brass frame. The stone material is Meerschaum.
The representation is the St Hubert in the woods with his dog and a Deer.
We mounted the piece on a link chain and added one religious medal with St Anthony and saint Francis of Assissi Sacred Hearts as well as a Bronze antique Cross, also very old.
I also added Pearls as they symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us.
This piece could be worn or mounted on your wall with other religious artifacts for a remarkable presentation!
Chain is 30" in length and the Lourdes carving is 2 3/8 " by 1 7/8" W.
Saint Hubertus or Hubert (656–727 A.D.)[ was the first Bishop of Liège. He was a Christian saint who was the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. Known as the Apostle of the Ardennes, he was called upon to cure rabies until the early 20th century through the use of the traditional St Hubert's Key.
Saint Hubertus was widely venerated during the Middle Ages. The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of Saint Eustace.
The Bollandists published seven early lives of this popular saint (Acta Sanctorum, November, i., 759–930 A.D.); the first of these was the work of a contemporary. Unfortunately, it is very sparing of details.
His feast day is November 3rd.
Saint Hubertus was born (probably in Toulouse) about 656 A.D. He was the eldest son and the heir apparent of Boggis, the Duke of Aquitaine.
As a youth, Hubert was sent to the Neustrian court of Theuderic III at Paris, where his charm and agreeable address led to his investment with the dignity of "count of the palace". Like many nobles of the time, Hubert was addicted to the chase. Meanwhile, the tyrannical conduct of Ebroin, mayor of the Neustrian palace, caused a general emigration of the nobles and others to the court of Austrasia at Metz. Hubert soon followed them and was warmly welcomed by Pippin of Heristal, mayor of the palace, who created him almost immediately grand-master of the household. About this time (682) Hubert married Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Leuven, a great and suitable match.
Their son Floribert would later become bishop of Liège, for bishoprics were all but accounted fiefs heritable in the great families of the Merovingian kingdoms
His wife died giving birth to their son, and Hubert retreated from the court, withdrew into the forested Ardennes, and gave himself up entirely to hunting. But a great spiritual revolution was imminent. On Good Friday morning, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert sallied forth to the chase. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag or hart, the animal turned and, as the pious legend narrates, he was astounded at perceiving a crucifix standing between its antlers, while he heard a voice saying: "Hubert, unless thou turnest to the Lord, and leadest an holy life, thou shalt quickly go down into hell". Hubert dismounted, prostrated himself and said, "Lord, what wouldst Thou have me do?" He received the answer, "Go and seek Lambert, and he will instruct you."
The story of the hart appears first in one of the later legendary hagiographies (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina, nos. 3994–4002) and has been appropriated from the legend of Saint Eustace or Placidus. It was first attributed to St. Hubert in the 15th century.