Unusual Antique French Coffin Cross -  Crucifix

Unusual Antique French Coffin Cross - Crucifix

Code: RC131

Dimensions:

H: 10" (25.4 cm)W: 3.5" (8.9 cm)

€185.00 Approx $188.58, £156.12
 

Unusual Antique French Coffin Cross -  Crucifix - Death Cross - Beautiful French Artefact - RC118

 

We went to an Antique Dealers' Market in Nice, France, in search of unusual religious items and we were hugely impressed when we saw this and one other similar: an elegantly shaped French Mourning / Death Cross. Made from ebonised wood and bronze, the cross is meant to be laid down on to of the coffin - so has no hanging loop. This crucifix was made in the South of France in the second half of the 180th century or very beginning of the Twentieth Century no later than 1910.

This is an antique Coffin Crucifix, sometimes known as a Death or Mourning Crucifix, in a very simple but effective form.

The ebonised crucifix in a very simple style, is just over 10.25" long, or 26cm by 3.5" or 9cm wide. The Corpus Christi or Body of Christ is made from solid bronze, it is polished with years of use and the finer details of the corpus are worn away by love and affection. All of the bronze pieces are attached to the wood with tiny bronze pins. The depth of the crucifix including the Body of Christ, is no more than 0.75" or 2cm. 

Without packaging the Crucifix weighs under 100 g rams.

This is an antique Coffin Crucifix, sometimes known as a Death or Mourning Crucifix, in a very simple but effective form.

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