This is a captivating antique crucifix. The wooden cross is mounted on a ceramic pedestal decorated with a memento mori skull and highlighted with faded gold trim. The ceramic corpus is held to the crucifix with small pins capped with red glass beads, indicative of Christ’s bloody wounds. The front of the base displays Our Lord’s Sacred Heart surrounded by a golden Crown of Thorns.
The skull at the base of the cross has several symbolic meanings: Christ’s victory over death, Christ as the New Adam crucified on Golgotha “the Place of the Skull” believed to be where Adam is buried, and a memento mori - a reminder of death and the Four Last Things.
Condition: The left hand is broken. Please see pictures.
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