A Beautiful Antique Devotional Altar Crucifix in Silver and Ebonized Wood, featuring the central Figure of Christ wearing the Crown of Thorns, with the figures of Mary & Joseph standing on Rococco silver ornaments. Above the body of Christ is the INRI Banner, with Foliate Silver Terminals on the Cross.
Below Mary & Joseph there is a Silver Skull & Crossbones, representing the Hill of Golgotha (Hill of Bones), and another silver plaque with the various symbolic objects of the Crucifixion...the Cross, Crown of Thorns, Ladder, Spear,Sponge on pole,Hammer, and Drapery or Shroud.
The Base features an embossed Silver figure of the Sacred Lamb, lying on a Sacrificial Table. On the very bottom of the Base is a Silver Plaque with a presentation inscription in French that translates: "A Gift of our Dear Brother Cyrille on the Occasion of the First Mass. Beginning w/the Sisters Mathilde & Leonie Roelandts on 28th of May 1888.
The total size of the Crucifix is approx. 21.5" tall x 9" wide....an unusual Crucifix that is well detailed...