Lot 159: Altar Crucifix, Ivory Corpus Christi, Middle Rhine, 18/19th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Ivory, carved, ebonised wood, iron nails
Middle Rhine, Germany, 18th/19th century
Former property of the Oblate Cloister (Kloster Allerheiligenberg) in Lahnstein
Sculptural of ivory carved Corpus Christi nailed with three nails to the cross, crown of thorns as well as opened mouth and upward glance
The loincloth draped with a knotted rope
Ebonised wood cross with INRI board on a multi stepped base
Total height: c. 53 cm; length of the corpus: c. 22 cm
High quality and anatomical detailed execution of the stretched, wiry body
This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU
The crucifix is in age-related condition with usual traces od age. The INRI board is slightly chipped and the hands of the Crucified are damaged respectively some fingers are missing. (kre)
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