An Indo-Portuguese 17th century carved ivory relief depicting the Christ Child steering a ship
Lot 17Y
An Indo-Portuguese 17th century carved ivory relief depicting the Christ Child steering a ship
Sold for £11,875 (US$ 19,004) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Indo-Portuguese 17th century carved ivory relief depicting the Christ Child steering a ship
An Indo-Portuguese 17th century carved ivory relief depicting the Christ Child steering a ship
the figure of Christ raised on a bank of cloud, holding an orb in his right hand and the top of the ship's sail in his left, with the cross behind him, a ladder leaning against it, the galleon below decorated with seven oval panels depicting the instruments of the Passion, and with a further mounted oval panel inscribed IHS using symbols of Christ, the sea depicted with two fish, mounted in a later moulded frame, the ivory 13cm (5.25") x 9cm (3.5")

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot may be of Cingalo-Portuguese origin (Sri Lanka), rather than Indo-Portuguese.
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