Saint Mark the Evangelist was the author of St. Mark's Gospel. He accompanied Paul on many of his journeys and worked to emphasize Jesus' miracles to Roman Christians. According to tradition, he also founded a church in Egypt. His symbol is the winged lion, which is also the Jewish symbol for one of the archangels. He is the patron saint of attorneys, lions, secretaries, captives, notaries, Egypt, Venice and Italy. The original, handcrafted, pewter statue by Jeweled Cross is delicately proportioned and is ideal for desk tops, purses or pockets.