This is a fascinating piece. It is a bust of Jesus wearing the Crown of Thorns. The artist’s craftsmanship can be seen in the superb use of the natural flaws and color variations in the wood. It is carved to allow the colors of the wood to highlight Christ’s hair and features. There is even a small, dark knot that the artist creatively incorporated to look like a single teardrop. Amazing.
The bust has a gloss finish, while the artist chose to keep the original bark on the base. A sticker on the bottom reads "Made in Bethlehem, Israel".
This is a beautiful vintage devotional wall plaque. The Blessed Virgin Mother is shown holding a young Christ in her arms. Our Lady is holding Jesus in both hands with a bouquet of roses in the crook of her arm. So Sweet.
This is a magnificent vintage religious devotional. It is a sculpted image of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding an infant Christ in her arms. Our Lady is wearing voluminous medieval style robes with a shorter veil over long hair. Christ Jesus is shown holding a dove in one hand, representing the Holy Spirit, and a loaf of bread in the other, representing the Holy Eucharist.
This piece has a matt finish with green patina highlighting the details. The reverse is painted gold and there are two holes to allow mounting.
This is a fantastic vintage piece of devotional art. It is a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a toddler Jesus on her lap. Our Lady is sitting comfortably in a chair hugging Our Lord close. This piece is after the famous 1514 painting “The Madonna della Seggiola” by Raphael.
It is in an oval frame, matted and with convex glass. T
Please Note: Similar pieces are often mistakenly referred to as Meerschaum, but most are made French Pipeclay.
Condition: The original backing has been replaced with cardboard. Please See Pictures