Rare Wood Ex Voto from Brazil

This is a fantastic and rare ex voto from northeastern Brazil. The ex votos, or milagres (Portuguese milagros) in the predominately Afro-Brazilian area of northern Brazil are uniquely carved from wood and frequently reflect the art of West Africa. The wooden figures, like most ex votos and milagros, are commissioned by a devotee and brought to a church as an offering for a promise fulfilled, frequently for health. This ex voto has extensive gashes on the top of the head, perhaps reflective of the owner's head injury. This beautiful and rare figure, carved from tropical wood, would be a great addition to any collection of devotional art!

Measurement: 5 3/4" high (14.6 cm)

#21520     $495

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