Chemin des Sculptures
Chemin des Sculptures

Saint Martin de Tours

  • Artist : Vincenzo G. MUSSNER
  • Creation date : 1988
  • Materials : Bronze with brown patina
  • Collection : NMNM
Saint Martin of Tours was born in 316 in Savaria (present-day Hungary) in the Roman Empire. He died in Candes, in Gaul, on 8 November 397. A Roman legionary, he became Bishop of Tours in 371. The cult of Martin was noted in the region from the eleventh century, at the cape bearing his name. A chapel...