Saint Lazarus was the leper mentioned in the parable of Lazarus. He is the figure for which the Order of St. Lazarus was founded, which provided care for lepers during the twelfth century. He is also the patron of lepers, having suffered from the disease himself. The St. Lazarus statue offers an artistic representation of the saint and includes plenty of hand painted details. The depiction includes several sores on the body of Lazarus, and his downturned expression accurately conveys the pain and hopelessness of the disease.