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One of the twelve prophets (Jonab) in the churchyard of the church of Senhor Bom Jesus do Matozinhos (Good Jesus of Matozinhos) in Congonhas (MG) carved in soapstone by Aleijadinho. Aleijadinho's extremely original work shows great beauty and plasticity, combined with sublime expression of feeling. The sculptural complex surrounding the church of Bom Jesus do Matozinhos in Congonhas (MG) is unequalled in the Americas.Um dos doze profetas (Jonas), no pátio da igreja do Senhor Bom Jesus do Matozinhos, em Congonhas (MG), esculpida em pedra-sabão por Aleijadinho. A obra extremamente original de Aleijadinho exibe muita beleza e plasticidade, combinada com sublime expressão de sentimento. O conjunto de esculturas no adro da igreja de Bom Jesus do Matozinhos, em Congonhas, é sem igual nas Américas.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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