Antique Hand Carved Ivory Christ With Gesso & Gilt Wood Altar Frame - For Sale
Antique Hand Carved Ivory Christ With Gesso & Gilt Wood Altar Frame
Very decorative 18th century hand sculpted Christ crucified with a gilt wood and gesso frame. The carving of the Christ figure very well done; fine attention to detail and anatomical features. Christ's side is pierced, with drops of blood. The crown of thorns in excellent condition. There is some loss to the fingers on each hand. The altar frame, red velvet lined and with beautifully decorated gesso details, was originally intended for a larger Christ figure. But the proportions of the figure here to the frame are excellent. The original fittings are missing and while the frame is ready to hang, a more secure attachment of both the Christ figure and the small ivory "INRE" may be desired by the ultimate end user of this marvelous antique religious icon. The back of the frame retains the original shop name and address.
Condition: as noted, the original fittings are missing. Some age related minor gilt loss and hairline cracks in the wood. Please see photos for dimensions.