Superb antique French Napoleon III era or earlier Dieppe hand carved crucified Christ figure or sculpture with marvelous detail and beautifully displayed in a gilt gesso & wood 16 3/4" frame! One of a few fantastic antique hand carved Christ figures or sculptures that we're adding this week so be sure to browse some while you're with us. Any of you who have been to the Napoleon III apartments in the Louvre or the Notre Dame cathedral, to name just two, will have seen several figures of this type. What always surprises me is that you find them there on display in, often times, worse condition than those that we offer. Missing limbs or digits is common, these do have a few flaws but all are definitely "museum quality". Wonderful decorative accents and all with as much visual appeal as one could hope for.
Very good condition. As you can see in the images, there is a strip of the gesso decoration missing from the right side of the frame. A few chips to the reticulated thorn crown and a few chipped or missing fingers. Exceptional anatomical detail and one you'll treasure! See pictures for all measurements.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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