12 copies signed and numbered
14 cm | 5.5 in
The handheld Icon of Mary.
12 copies signed and numbered.
Carved in sapele-wood.
Delivered along with fabric bag, artist’s certificate and flyer, with a special glass cylinder and cardboard container.
14 cm | 5.5 in
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This wood gets its name from the city of Sapele in southern Nigeria, country, along with Togo and Bénin, where Guido Dettoni spent long periods of time in the seventies and eighties practicing the arts. On October 20, 2019, on the occasion of the 59th Independence Day of Nigeria, the Catholic community found in the local Marian Society, which unusually represents MARIA with Jesus’ heart on her chest, the strength to witness the drama of today’s world. As the Rev. Fr Innocent Obi, chaplain of the Diocesan Youth Commission of Sapele and member of the Marian Society, said, King Herod wanted to annihilate Jesus from birth and now the Herod of our time, the power that represents the few who want poverty, unemployment, insecurity and slavery of the many tries to annihilate millions of people -a new massacre of the innocents- not only in Nigeria but in the world. The wood of Sapele, chosen by Guido Dettoni to dress MARIA, wants to remind us of it, thus becoming the symbol of the fight against Herod. The local tradition tells that this wood identifies with spirituality and inner growth.