The wood is split at the pinky and ring finger of left hand, it's difficult to tell if this was part of the character of the wood or if time left it's mark. The sculpture's wood stains, paint/varnish are aged, yet haven't dulled. I could find no maker signature or mark.
Impressive work of art, I wish I knew something about its provenance. The item "Antique 15 Lb Large African American Praying Man Folk Art Primitive Carving" is in sale since Sunday, February 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "metaphorchid" and is located in Washington, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.