18thc Carved Wood Russian Processional Crucifix
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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Wood: Pre 1800: Item # 1233023
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
|Rare bas relief carved oak 18thc Russian processional crucifix--it is carved on both sides-one side has carved relief of crucified Christ with the Mother of God and the Apostle St John on the terminating ends-on the same side at the top God the Father and bottom are cross bones-verso is carved with a chalice beneath the All-seeing-Eye-of God there are also monastic saints depicted--length is 13 inches-width is 7 inches-cross element can be removed for transport-wear to surface-no repairs-quality of carving is superb-front at bottom is concave to allow fingers better to grip crucifix-quite a piece of religious art that was certainly used in rituals|