Undated. Printed in France. Inscribed on front by artist: "unfinished statue to be cut in marble", "N. Elizabeth Prophet", "[Poverty crossed out] Prayer". This sculpture depicts a female nude in contrapposto. This was the first piece Prophet made after moving from Paris to Montparnasse. (Finkelman, 997) Originally titled, "Poverty"(1926), Prophet changed the title to "Prayer" at an unknown date.
Sculpture and Installations; Humanities and Social Sciences
1)Paul Finkelman, and Wintz, Cary D. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance: Volume 2. New York: Routledge, 2004. pg. 997-998.
Bernes, Marouteau & C.
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, "Poverty/Prayer" (1926). Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Collection. 30.
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960; Sculpture; African American artists; Native American artists; Women artists.