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I am admittedly not a religious person, but this little praying (Mary) figurine makes me want to be. It is in the style of a "Praying Mary" that is pretty common, but the female lacks the hood that would make me confident that it is supposed to represent her (although the blue color of the brushed aluminum might suggest it).

Regardless, the figurine is lush with a beautiful use of materials that is a great example of the modernist construct of tastefully using contrasting materials for their natural traits. The pewter figure is both cast and carved. The halo is brass. The base is rosewood. The backing board is mahogany (I think). The metal backing behind the figure is brushed blue aluminum. The little metal peg legs seem to be steel. The pewter Mary figure itself is elegant and elongated and her facial expression is truly blissful. I would guess by the style of her that this is from some time in the 60's.

Condition is truly amazing with nothing negative to report, (the bit of sticker residue on the base evident in the first pict has been cleaned off).

Pewter is marked with something at the bottom, but I cannot read it, otherwise unmarked.

4.75" tall
2" wide
7/8" deep

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Modernist Religious Praying figurine (Mary), cast and carved pewter, rosewood, mahogany, brass, blue brushed aluminum, 60s, Italy


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: rosewood, mahogany, pewter, brass, blue brushed aluminum, steel
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 7 people