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Religious saint in ivory carved in the round.Standing, she holds a closed book in her right hand and the staff of the crook in the other. Sino-Portuguese, 17th century Height: 19.4 cm - Weight: 506 g (upper part of the crook missing)This heavy abbess statuette is to be compared with aVirgin of Calvary that belonged to the Portuguese architectFernando Tavora as well as a Saint Isabella from a private collection in Porto (see Exhibition Lisbon 1991, A expansão portuguesa e a arte do marfim, FoundationCalouste Gulbenkian, cat.450 and 560, pp. 159 and 188).

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France - 75009 - paris
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