Cecilia was a fourth-century martyr. Her association with music and musicians stems from a story about her wedding feast. The story tells that Cecilia did not want to get married but was forced to by her parents and others who had power over her. At the celebration, as wedding music was playing, Cecilia tuned in to a higher level of art: she heard "celestial music," and thus became the patron of people with a sense of true music as an art that transcends the secular and mundane. Many performers-ranging from Luciano Pavarotti to Aaron Neville of New Orleans-have been known to ask St. Cecilia for guidance before they begin a performance.
The plaque, like many depictions of Cecilia over the last five hundred years, shows her playing a lute.
This one of a kind figure is hand made by Hank Schlau and hand painted by his wife Karen Schlau. Made of durable material that can be displayed both indoors and outdoors.
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|By:||GMA (New York City, March 18, 2011)|
|Review:||everything good! My mother's Conf. name was Cecilia, now my grandaughter! Pleased to give statue to the latter to remind her of the power of St. Cecelia and the beauty of her music! Best Uses: Reminder to gr-dtr; Pros: Depicts purity and beauty, Excellent wood carving|