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  • XV 6
    Man with scar (stab wound or surgery?) on torso
    741,960
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  • XV 4
    Hand with missing middle finger
    715,960
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  • SOLD
    This sculpture likely represents a child suffering from polio, once a wide-spread disease in rural Brazil. The black boots suggest the support boots and braces typically worn by polio sufferers in the first half of the 19th century.
    847,960
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  • XV 13
    Ex-voto of bleeding head and neck
    982,960
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  • XV 3
    860,960
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  • Ex-Voto Heads: No Two are Ever Alike
    1440,907
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  • XV 5
    719,960
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  • XV 7
    806,960
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  • XV 8
    666,960
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  • XV 9
    775,960
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  • XV 10
    750,960
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  • XV 11
    730,960
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  • XV 12
    758,960
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  • XV 14
    626,960
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  • XV 15
    786,960
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  • XV 16
    793,960
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  • XV 17
    Young man with surgical scar on torso
    747,960
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  • XV 18
    709,960
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  • XV 52
    1053,960
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  • XV 19
    1069,960
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  • XV 20
    860,960
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  • XV 24
    662,960
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  • XV 25
    778,960
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  • XV 26
    791,916
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  • XV 27
    931,826
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  • XV 63
    1193,960
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  • XV 28
    679,940
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  • XV 29
    Breast with tumor
    673,710
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  • XV 30
    807,960
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  • XV 31
    A Brazilian ex-voto depicting a body part can stand in for the entire person. This beautiful piece, a baby's leg, may express the believer's gratitude for the birth of a child, or for a child's recovery from illness or injury.
    728,909
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  • XV 40
    769,960
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  • XV 35
    761,960
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  • XV 32
    869,960
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  • XV 33
    Head with cracked scull
    720,960
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  • XV 34
    811,960
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  • XV 2
    1009,960
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  • XV 36
    768,960
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  • XV 37 Back of Hand
    This museum-quality ex-voto shows evidence of a medical condition, in this case a tumor on the back of the hand.
    680,960
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  • XV 37 Palm of Hand
    Hand with tumor, reverse side
    770,960
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  • XV pair 11
    938,960
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  • XV 39
    711,960
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  • XV 38
    795,960
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  • XV pair 1
    1091,960
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  • XV 40
    832,960
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  • XV 41
    828,960
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  • XV 42
    697,960
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  • XV 43
    717,960
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  • XV 44
    Bleeding hand with missing index finger
    810,960
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  • XV 45
    710,960
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  • XV 46
    839,960
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  • XV 47
    764,960
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  • XV 48
    737,960
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  • XV 49
    Foot with sore
    847,856
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  • XV 50
    875,960
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  • Bahia pair 3
    1212,960
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  • Bahia pair 1
    1234,960
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  • Bahia pair 2
    1183,960
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  • XV 51
    754,960
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  • XV pair 3
    1013,960
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  • XV 53
    770,960
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  • XV pair 4
    960,960
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  • XV 54
    858,960
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  • XV pair 5
    1165,960
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  • XV pair 6
    1161,960
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  • XV 55
    664,960
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  • XV pair 8
    1069,960
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  • XV pair 10
    1193,960
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  • XV pair 9
    1257,960
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  • XV 56
    Leg and foot with wound
    859,960
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  • XV 57
    746,956
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  • XV 58
    831,960
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  • XV 59
    623,960
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  • XV 60
    803,960
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  • XV 61
    Lower leg with club foot: Like many Brazilian ex-votos, this piece shows evidence of an illness, injury, medical condition or intervention. 
    799,960
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  • XV 62
    866,960
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  • XV 64
    Arthritic knee
    741,960
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  • XV 65
    760,960
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  • XV 66
    1022,960
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  • XV 67
    664,960
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  • XVP3
    1013,960
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  • XVP4
    1091,960
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  • XVP1
    938,960
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  • XVP7
    874,960
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  • XVP2
    1100,960
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Brazilian Ex-votos

Ex-voto sculpture in Brazil is unique to the impoverished Northeast where many "Houses of Miracles" attached to churches contain countless pieces of wooden body parts (ex-votos), evidence of a miracle performed, like a cure for a disease or injury.  

The article "Miracles in the Backlands – Aspects of Africa in Brazilian Ex-Voto Sculpture" can be read here

Also read our blog post on this website: 
Brazilian Ex-Votos: Miracles Carved in Wood

Our spectacular Brazilian ex-voto collection consists of over 200 unique pieces. 

More information and pricing: be.echols@gmail.com

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