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    Brazilian Ex-Voto Sculpture Small (Antique)

    NOVA BOSSA Brazilian Ex-Voto Sculpture Small (Antique)


    Product description

    Hand-carved by an unknown artist in either Ceará or Pernambuco states in northeastern Brazil, ex-votos like this, called ‘milagres’ or miracles in Portuguese, were once found at hundreds of shrines where pilgrims brought them in fulfillment of vows. Bought by NOVA BOSSA founder from a discerning New York collector, who had himself acquired the piece in Brazil nearly 40 years ago, this solid wood sculpture shows the area of affliction that prompted the pilgrimage – the chest. It was likely left in a church during a week in October when pilgrims would make the annual long trek to offer ex-votos in the hopes of a miracle.

    • Made in Brazil
    • Hand-carved
    • Solid wood
    • Antique

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