This is an amazing vintage crucifix for home devotions. It is designed to look like the ancient wayside crosses still commonly found in the European countryside. There are two steps leading to a bench or altar at the foot of the cross. The crucifix and altar are sheltered under an A-framed roof with small rocks as roof snow guards. These crosses have been erected over the centuries as way-markers and as memorials. They were popular stopping points for rest and prayer used by travelers on pilgrimage.
The entire piece is hand-carved wood with a gray plastic corpus.
This is a wonderful antique crucifix believed to have come from a French monastery. It is solid wood with a metal corpus and end caps. It is simple and unembellished as would be expected of traditional monks or nuns.
This is a stunning antique engraving of the Crucifixion, showing Our Lord on the cross gazing toward heaven. The scene is entitled “Le Calvaire” (or Calvary) and is signed by B. Wicker with the notation “D’apres Van Dyk” meaning it was engraved in the likeness of a Van Dyk painting. Magnificent.
This is an elegant vintage sick call set for the home. It includes a beautiful, gold-painted corpus on a wood cross. The crucifix opens to reveal a box that contains the items needed for the priest’s visit. This set contains a petite holy water bottle, two unused wax candles and instructions. There are two candleholders and a slot for standing the crucifix upright, making this a complete home altar.
Last Rites/Sick Call sets: These boxes are used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by a priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many homes would often have additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, rosaries, and prayer books on hand for the sacrament.
This is a stunning vintage holy water font. It is a highly detailed crucifix above a shell shaped font bowl. Our Lord is shown as very thin with His head falling forward. A sunburst radiates from behind Him while the Crown of Thorns encircles the cross. There is a beautiful angel at His feet above the font bowl which is entwined with ivy leaves. Absolutely gorgeous!
The crucifix is metal with a silvered finish against a vibrant red velvet background.
Condition: This does need dusting and will clean up beautifully.