Antique Napoleon III era French crucifix wall hanging. The figure of Jesus Christ, Corpus Christi, wearing the crown of thorns with INRI plaque above, all done in beautifully casted metal with a patinated/darkened finish. On an ornate gilded metal cross decorated with intricate floral forms. Surmounted on a blue velvet cross, which now shows wear commensurate with age. The back having a metal ring for wall hanging. The ring is marked M.P. Paris. Also bearing a plaque for the retailer or boutique. Retailed by Au Monde Religieux, operated by P. Boissie & Fils of 2 rue Bellecour, Lyon. In good condition showing wear from age. Measures 15 7/8" x 9" wide. The figure of Christ measures 6" length x 3 3/4" across from hand to hand.