A large and important late 18th / early 19th century ivory Corpus Christi in a Baroque giltwood frame
Lot 6Y
A large and important late 18th / early 19th century ivory Corpus Christi
in a Baroque giltwood frame
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 34,000 - 42,000
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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 (25in high), the frame 76.5cm wide, 126cm high (30in wide, 49.5in high)
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