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Lot 158: Large Altar Crucifix, Ivory Corpus Christi, 18th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Ivory, carved, ebonised conifer wood, iron nails
Presumably Lower Rhine or Flanders, 18th century
Sculptural of ivory carved Corpus Christi with mounted arms
Depiction of the crucified nailed with four nails, 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 solid, multi stepped, polygonal base
Total height: c. 107 cm; length of the corpus: c. 35 cm
High quality and anatomical detailed execution of the long stretched, wiry body
This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU Condition:
The figure itself is in very good condition with usual traces of age. The base is slightly damaged, some strips as well as a former at the Crucified's feet mounted skull are missing. (kre)
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