Red pottery Nativity figure of Mary kneeling, with 'Flora' engraved on reverse (name of artist).
This kneeling figure is sculpted from clay and was purchased as part of a set of Nativity figures in the early 1990s. It depicts the Virgin Mary, shown in a traditional pose with her hands crossed over her chest. It comes from Amukura, an Iteso village in South-West Kenya, on the border with Uganda. The whole set was made by a local artist, Mama Flora Lagola. The first mission to Amukura was the Catholic Mill Hill Mission, which travelled from London to Kenya in 1937.