Wonderful Praying Mantis

By Florentino Martinez

Animal: Praying Mantis, Material: Serpentine
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Florentino Martinez's fabulous praying mantis is intricately carved from one piece of serpentine, about 1 1/2" long and 3/4" tall, including base. Did you know this insect is named after the unique way they hold their front legs up and together, as though praying? The Greek the word “mantis” means prophet or fortune teller.