St. Augustine bonded marble sculpture - Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church -Accepted by most scholars to be the most important figure in the ancient Western church, St. Augustine was born in Tagaste, Numidia in North Africa. St. Augustine stands as a powerful advocate for orthodoxy and of the episcopacy as the sole means for the dispensing of saving grace. In the light of later scholarship, Augustine can be seen to serve as a bridge between the ancient and medieval worlds. A review of his life and work, however, shows him as an active mind engaging the practical concerns of the churches he served.These sculptures are imported from Italy and regular shipping transport can vary to 2- 6 months for delivery, this does come by ship. If needed for a desired date or faster delivery, please call our customer service for air freight shipping cost for faster delivery toll free at 1-877-675-2634. Statue.com looks forward to your inquires and will be happy to give shipping quotes for air freight.