Two (2) 18th century Continental carved ivory full length figurines, possibly of saints; one depicting a woman with hands in a prayer position and wearing flowing robes, 7 1/8"H, the other depicting a man with two fingers raised, his bare feet atop an eight-sided plinth and further raised on a carved oval base, 8 5/8"H overall. Provenance: private Nashville, TN Collection, by descent from the estates of Edith and Richard Mickenhagen, Munich, Germany and San Paolo, Brazil. CONDITION: Female figure has the date 1700 or letters KIDO (?) inscribed en verso, near base (does not appear to be a period marking). She lacks the last two fingers on each hand and there appear to be losses to the tips of her skirt. Male figure retains traces of old polychrome and gilt paint. Both have scattered surface cracks commensurate with age.
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