This sculpture os of a pious young woman in prayer. She is made of a lite peach colored stone or resin body and cream colored head and hands. It is signed G. Ruggeri in the back as shown. Gino Ruggeri, a renowned Italian sculptor, worked for many years for Tito Bianchi's Factory in Tuscany. He developed a means of mixing alabaster with resin to make it more durable and waterproof. He was born in Volterra, the country of alabaster.The woman is well dressed and obviously of high birth. Her features are very fine with a soft contemplative look. Condition of this piece is very good, there are some dust spots in some of the folds, no other defects.
Measurements are: 5" by 4" and 7 1/4" tall.
G. Ruggeri Sculpture of a Young Woman Praying