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Eighteenth century carved ivory figure

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Description

Carved ivory figure of a mendicant friar, probably German ca 1730.
Mendicant orders are religious orders which depend directly on charity for their livelihood. Christian mendicant orders, in principle, do not own property, either individually or collectively, believing that they are thereby copying the way of life followed by Jesus, and able to spend all their time and energy on religious work.
Measurements : ivory figure only : 12.5 cm
With original wooden stand : 15 cm

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