Museum quality antique 1700s European hand carved wood Christ or Corpus sculpture, wonderful detail with draped loin cloth and depicted in an expired position. Not being all that religious a person, at least not in the practicing sense of the word, I still can't seem to get enough of these magnificent old religious themed sculptures & decorative items. Just as you might see on display in the Louvre or Notre Dame, among other prominent French cathedrals! And, yes, even many of those on display have some extent of damage to them. A beautifully carved wood piece here, nice larger size at 14.5" in overall height and would most likely have been displayed on a cross or altar of some sort. If you look closely, you can see a few remnants of what would likely have been a polychrome painted exterior but it has either chipped off or been removed over the last 300 or so years. One of a handful of remarkable old religious sculptures that we're adding so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks!
Good-very good condition. Exceptional with its age considered! There is a repair to the right shoulder area and there are several fingers & toes missing. As noted above, there are a few flecks of what appears to be polychrome paint in places. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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