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Hand Carved Teakwood Wall Sculpture Depicting Jesus, "Agony of Christ"

Facing death on the cross, Christ wears a crown of spiny thorns. For Christians,... more

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Facing death on the cross, Christ wears a crown of spiny thorns. For Christians, Good Friday marks a decisive moment as Jesus offers his life to atone for the world's sin. George Obeng works in warm teakwood to carve this sensitive relief sculpture for the wall.

  • 0.27 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 17 cm Diam.
  • 2" H x 6.75" Diam.

  • Teakwood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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Through NOVICA sales, George has been able to pay for his children's education and watch them grow up to become successful in their careers. Although he no longer needs to support his children, he still provides for his granddaughter and his wife. Every order makes an impact on Georges' life because it helps him care for his sweetheart as she recovers from her stroke.

George creates all of his works with the mission to preserve, promote, and develop. His desire to preserve can be seen through the locally sourced wood he uses and his apprenticeships where he teaches traditional techniques and assist carvers in learning new skills. He promotes and develops his designs through his incorporation of ancient symbols and storytelling into more modern carvings. He hopes his success and designs encourage future generations to practice carving and learn about their ancestors.

George was one of NOVICA's first artists in West Africa. Although a sustainable income is important to George, his main goal is to share his gift with the world. He sees the sales as a form of appreciation to this gift. In George's view, the appreciation from his art has been growing every year as he sells more and more of his African wood carvings.

In 1981, George's wife had two ectopic pregnancies. They survived financially with the help of George's income from NOVICA and were able to recover as a couple and a family. In 2018, George's wife suffered from a stroke and now the couple is using his NOVICA income to cover her medical bills as she recovers.

George has trained several people who are now able to support themselves and their families. George also hired two of his former apprentices to be his associates to enable him keep up with the volume of his orders.

George Obeng has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to purchase new tools and equipment for his workshop.

George has received the "Sculpture of the Year" award from Leisure Arts and Entertainment and received 2nd and 3rd place in the National Arts Contest.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

George's work was featured in the newspaper Spectator on April 12, 1986.

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"Another beautiful work of art."

An inspiring plaque depicting the agony of Christ for the sake of our redemption. God bless you Mr Obeng.

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"Wonderful Sculpture of the Suffering Jesus"

I only wish it were larger.

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7 Testimonials for George Obeng

Quite a while ago, I purchased Mr. Obeng's antelopes, ""Royal Call"" and a mother and child on the way to market. I think I need a bigger house. Mounted on individual shelves, the detailed carvings provide a glimpse of African life to Western eyes, and the wrokmanship is incomparable. Thank you Mr. Obeng.

Kristen Witucki

Romney, WV, USA

George Obeng's work is intelligent and breathtaking. I own ""Thank You, Mother"" and ""Third World Trouble,"" and they are full of sensitivity and compassion. Thank you so much!

Icis

George, your Bambara Antelopes can be described in one word ""Impeccable"". Thank you for your excellent customer service.
 
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