Lot 45: AN 18TH CENTURY INDO-PORTUGUESE (GOAN) CARVED, PAINTED AND GILDED IVORY AND HARDWOOD CRUCIFIX the figure of Christ with painted beard and eyes closed, wearing a gilt edged perizonium, with painted blood throughout, raised on a hardwood cross with 19th century silver Baroque style terminals, Christ fitted with a silver sunburst halo and a further applique behind with stylised clouds and sun rays, the cross mounted on an associated walnut moulded plinth, the ivory 31cm high 108cm high overall The ivory corpus in the present lot can be compared to an example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which also dates to around 1700 and was produced in Goa (Inv. no. A.20-1949). Religious sculpture of this type was commissioned in Goa to assist the missionaries in converting the native people to Christianity, but also for export for the European market. THIS LOT IS SUBJECT TO CITES

Chiswick Auctions

December 6, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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Description: AN 18TH CENTURY INDO-PORTUGUESE (GOAN) CARVED, PAINTED AND GILDED IVORY AND HARDWOOD CRUCIFIX the figure of Christ with painted beard and eyes closed, wearing a gilt edged perizonium, with painted blood throughout, raised on a hardwood cross with 19th century silver Baroque style terminals, Christ fitted with a silver sunburst halo and a further applique behind with stylised clouds and sun rays, the cross mounted on an associated walnut moulded plinth, the ivory 31cm high 108cm high overall The ivory corpus in the present lot can be compared to an example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which also dates to around 1700 and was produced in Goa (Inv. no. A.20-1949). Religious sculpture of this type was commissioned in Goa to assist the missionaries in converting the native people to Christianity, but also for export for the European market. THIS LOT IS SUBJECT TO CITES
Notes: Sculpture & Bronzes
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