Vintage Stone Figa Pendent with Whimsey Chain Links
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Here we have a vintage stone Figa sculpture with the all the detail and patina to bring you all the luck you deserve. No evil this way! The thickness of the fingers in the fist just has a thing going on. I've never come across a stone whimsey chain on a Figa fist, and lo and behold. So we have a folk art piece on our hands. And the patina mixing with the surface color of the stone did a number on me. I gave in with no possibility of surrender. Don't get me started about the pointer finger.
Here's some more information about the infamous fig sign courtesy of Wikipedia:
The fig sign is a mildly obscene gesture used at least since the Roman Age in Italy, Southern Europe, parts of the Mediterranean region, including in Turkish culture, and has also been adopted by Slavic cultures and South Africa. The gesture uses a thumb wedged in between two fingers. This gesture is most commonly used to ward off the evil eye, insult someone, or deny a request. It is also used more innocuously in Northwestern Europe and countries such as the UK, US, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Czech Republic to pretend taking the nose off a child.
The rare Figa sculpture comes out of an old Chicago art collector's estate. The age is a mystery. My guess is 60s but it's such a guess.
The fig sign sculpture measures about 8" long and about 2" wide at the fist. As you can see, there is patina everywhere. It's one of the main reasons I love it. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO Boxes). Free shipping on the rare vintage sculpture.