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French Dieppe Crucifix from 1800's - Beautifully Carved Dieppe Christ on the Cross - Ebony - DIEPPE Carving - RC138
A magnificent and rare Ebonised crucifix from the Dieppe area of France made in the 1880s. The pale body of Christ, or Corpus Christi, is carved in intricate detail in three pieces and laid on a crucifix crafted from Ebonised, French Polished wood with a broad chamfered edge, giving this item real impact. This superb piece of work was crafted by a French Dieppe Craftsman at the middle of the nineteenth century. This beautiful crucifix has stood the test of time and is available in fantastic condition today; the superb quality of the item and materials is reflected in the price.
Dieppe in France was the region where the very best sculptors worked at the end of the nineteenth century and this is apparent in the delicacy of the hand sculpting and cutting of the figure. The detailing on the figure of Christ is superb and the cross is fashioned in four parts, mitred together in the true, age-old craft fashion. This is easily one of the most imposing examples of this type we have seen. Above the head of Christ is a small plaque bearing the symbol 'INRI' for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. At the back of the cross there is a brass loop to allow for wall hanging. As can be seen, the item is in completely original condition and has been left uncleaned. Should you wish to have other pictures to study please contact us and we would be happy to provide them for you.
The dimensions are:-
The wooden cross is 14.5" high x 7.5" wide x just over 1.5" deep...36.5 x 19 x 9mm
The Corpus is 5.5" high x 3.8" wide x 0.75" deep....152 x 95 x 23mm
The Figure of Christ has a small crack at the joint of the right arm as it meets the Body that is historic, and slight marks to the cross at the top left - but considering its age it is in excellent condition.
Your purchase will be very carefully packaged and despatched via the Irish An Post postal service.
***THE PRICE INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL TRACKED DELIVERY.***
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