The More I Look at This Crucifix The More Exceptional it Becomes. Whilst it is Difficult to Pinpoint The Exact Origin of This Crucifix There Are Certain Stylistic Tell Tales That Give us Some Direction. This Crucifix Seems to be Based on a Medieval Form With Some Artistic License. The Corpus is Placed, as is Typical, to The Centre Beam, Which Supports a Radiating Halo Which Surrounds The Typically Catholic Symbol IHS or Sometimes Referred to as The "Chistogram". The Four Crucifix Terminals Are Fashioned in Quatrefoil Form, The Outer Three (3) With Fleur De Lis Type Attachments, The Centres All Decorated With Florette Devices. The Two Beams Are Decorated With Repeating Lozenge Decoration to The Main Field And The Borders Are Additionally Cast With Smaller Repeating Florette's. It Does Seem to Draw Inspiration From Early Spanish Crucifix's However The Metal Tells Me it Dates From the 18th or 19th Century. Perhaps Spanish Colonial Where Often Earlier Styles Were Constantly Used as a Means of Creative Inspiration And Also Because it Was Easier For Many People to Recognize And Identify With.The Reverse Has Been Left Unchanged However The Front Has Been Highlighted With Gilt Although This is Not Immediately Identifiable as The Support Metal is a Similar Color Brass. Essentially There Are No Condition Issues. There Are Signs of Atmospheric Oxidization Which I would Expect to See on an Object of This Material And Age. Ready For Devotion!
The Measurements of This Crucifix Are: 31 cm high x 23 cm wide.
I Would Date This Crucifix to Circa: 1750-1850