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A praying figure
A praying figure, wood, Mozambican - Makonde, 20th C. (1st half), chips, minor faults and defects, wear, patina wear, purchased in the city of Beira (Mozambique), in 1945-1947, Provenance: Collection of Engineer Elísio Romariz dos Santos Silva, item number 20, mentioned in the notebook of the collector «Angola - Arte Negra, Relação e descrição das peças», identified in it as «Estatueta»: "Represents a missionary saying the Mass - Possibly in adoration. (...) Purchased by my father, while he was in the city of Beira as Juiz da Comarca between 1945/47"., Dim. - 22 cm
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