This crucifix is mounted on a flocked paper backing and is sealed under convex glass. The crucifix is glued to the flocked paper backing and is some type of composition material. The material is designed to look like carved bone or ivory. The detail is very nice. This was designed to be hung on the wall by a ribbon that is attached under a metal binding that holds the glass to the backing. The metal ring binding has a separation and as a result, the ribbon can't be used to hand the placque on the wall. The back of the placque is gold cardboard that is stamped with "Copyright 1938 by Terre Haute Advertising Co. Terre Haute, Ind." There has been a long ago repair of the backing or the binding with yellowed cellophane tape. This is most obvious on the back, but is slightly visible on the front. The placque is 5 3/4 inches in diameter.