Saint Roch
c. 1800
16.5" x 8.75" x 6"
Bultos, Sculpture, Wood, gesso, pigment
Region: Philippines
Saint Roch or Rocco lived c. 1348 – 1376/79 (traditionally c. 1295 – 1327) was a Christian saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August; he is specially invoked against the plague. He may also be called Rock in English, and has the designation of St Rollox in Glasgow, Scotland, said to be a corruption of St Roch's Loch. He is a patron Saint of: dogs; and falsely accused people; among other things. He is frequently depicted with a dog, and pointing to his wounded knee.

Invoked against: cholera, epidemics, knee problems, plague, skin diseases. Patron Saint of: bachelors, diseased cattle, dogs, falsely accused people, invalids, Istanbul, surgeons, tile-makers, gravediggers, second-hand dealers, pilgrims, apothecaries.