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Ivory

Crucifix


Saviour of the World Church, Loutolim
18th Century
Ivory, wood, paint, gilt, mother of pearl
Dimensions: Cross: 91x55 cms
Image: 55x35 cms


The crucifix is fashioned from painted wood embellished by gilt carving and mother –of-pearl. The painted ivory image of Christ looks upwards with open eyes, with blood trickling from his forehead, palms, chest, knees and feet. The loin cloth is held together at the waist of the image by a knot and the edges of the cloth fall almost to the knees. The image is topped by a tablet bearing the initial INRI (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews). The crucifix rests on a wooden pedestal/stand.
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