A large and important late 18th / early 19th century ivory Corpus Christiin a Baroque giltwood frame
Lot 189Y
A large and important late 18th / early 19th century ivory Corpus Christi in a Baroque giltwood frame
£25,000 - 30,000
US$ 42,000 - 51,000
Lot Details
A large and important late 18th / early 19th century ivory Corpus Christi
in a Baroque giltwood frame
the figure of Cristo Vivo with head turned to the right, eyes and mouth open, with finely carved teeth and tongue, wearing a crown of thorns and a rope tied perizonium, mounted in an early 18th century giltwood frame of architectural form, with a breakfront cornice below a rectangular tablet, with an ivory INRI plaque applied and a similar cornice above, the frame carved with ribbon-tied, fruiting garlands surmounted by putti masks and flanked by scrolling acanthus leaves, with a single winged putto mask below, the ivory 64cm high, the frame 126cm high x 76.5cm wide
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