This is a gorgeous vintage crucifix from Germany. Christ is shown surrounded by relief images of the fourteen Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Crucis. This piece is ideal for devotional contemplation of Our Lord’s Passion.
The entire piece is metal on a richly stained wood background. “Made is Germany” is stamped on the reverse.
Condition: There is some light pitting on the metal. Please See Pictures.
This is a remarkable example of religious folk art. Our Lord’s corpus is formed of intricately woven straw and hung on a crude wooden cross. Amazing.
Straw art, also known as popote or popotillo art, has a long tradition in Mexico. Local grasses are used to create straw paintings and figures. The 1930’s and 40’s saw a resurgence in the popularity of this art form.
This is a unique large crucifix. Our Lord is shown stretched tight against the cross. Behind him is a stylized sunburst representing God and heavenly glory. The cross is a rich brown, and the corpus is painted gold.
This is a very early faux wood product, similar to Barwood and Syroco Wood, dating to the first half of the century. The reverse is lined with purple felt and has the original metallic sticker which reads “Patented, Pardon Cross Corp. Chicago, Ill., Price $8.00”.
Condition: There is a crack in the sunburst that does not show in the front. Please see pictures.
This is a lovely antique standing crucifix with matching candlesticks perfect for a home altar or prayer corner. The crucifix is simple and elegant with subtle decorative details on the cross and beautiful winding floral designs on the base. The candlesticks have the same floral design on both the base and the bowl. The set is made of heavy metal painted a rich gold.
Please Note: The design is Art Nouveau (circa 1880s-1920s), but the gold paint appears to have been applied more recently.
Condition: There is a repaired crack on the back of the cross. Please see pictures.
Dimensions: Crucifix - 7" tall x 3.25" wide; Candlesticks - 4" tall x 2" square base