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"Symbolic Sculpture"
"MANOFICA" in cormier. Since time immemorial, the embodiment of power in image matches of rituals: the right hand of God, his blessing fingers, the hand of justice etc. The "manofica" is there to ward off the evil eye; She was born the early centuries, the average age is over and sees represented by famous painters like S. Vouet, Ribera, C. Lorrain, A. Dürer, or Bruegel the was taken over by the "Commedia dell arte" and appears in "hell" of Dante. Simultaneously, the Roman associate it with fertility and the gesture is used against the evil eye, believing that obscenity is distracting evil; symbolic of sexual union is then heard by the under his thumb and fist; Italian language just gives meaning to this object that can be found in wood, ivory, coral or gold. Work of 20 th century in perfect condition. forged hook allows suspension
Price : 780 €
Artist : Inconnu
Period:20th Century
Style:Other Style
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Cormier
Diameter : 11 cm
Height : 36 cm

Reference : 215133
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