As the husband of Mary, Joseph drew on a steady faith in God to protect his wife and family during hard times. His steadfastness as a guardian and husband has made him the patron saint of fathers and families. This piece is cast from an original,. The gentle face and fine features of this artistic sculpture are a fitting tribute to a man of great faith.The artistic creation show the fascination and splendor of the well-known Apuan Carrara marble. Our increasing success is based on our experience, on the originality of our models carried out by skillful sculptors, on the quality of the raw materials and our careful handicraft finishing. Cast in bonded Carrara marble, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of our Workshop in Italy.Our products are certified unalterable over time. 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.