This 3 1/2″ tall pewter figurine is finely detailed, from the features on the saint’s face, and the folds of the garments to the accessories commonly associated with this saint. Last but not least the saint’s name is inscribed on the base of this handome little statue.
About St. Genesius . . . A comedian in Rome in about the 3rd century. During a stage performance before Emperor Diocletian in Rome, the actor Genesius portrayed a catechumen about to be baptized in a play satirizing the Christian sacrament. In the midst of the ceremony he was suddenly converted to Christianity. When presented to the Emperor, he declared his Christianity. Enraged, Diocletian had him turned over to Plautian, prefect of the praetorium, who tortured him in an effort to force him to sacrifice to the pagan gods. When Genesius persisted in his faith, he was beheaded.