27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques

27" Bronze Altar Crucifix

Regular price €950

A gorgeous antique French wall altar cross made of blackened wood and solid bronze with a dark brown patina. The 19th century crucifix is beautiful. The cast bronze Jesus Christ corpus is really detailed and fine. At the bottom, the skull and crossbones are surrounded by a snake. At the top, the INRI plaque is written in three languages, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. Indeed, "the initialism INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription (in John 19:19), which in English translates to "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews", and John 19:20 states that this was written in three languages—Hebrew, Latin, and Greek—during the crucifixion of Jesus. The Greek version of the initialism reads ΙΝBΙ, representing Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ Bασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων."

Very rare and amazing wall crucifix that may come from a French church. 

Overall good antique condition with some normal signs of ages like an antique patina of the bronze and wood. One tip of a foot nail has been repaired. 

Please take a close look at the photos. 

Height: 27" (68.4cm)
Width: 14 7/8" (37.8cm)
Jesus Christ corpus height: 13" (33cm)
Width of crossbones: 2 3/8" (6cm)
Weight: 2.2kg
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques
27" Bronze Altar Crucifix - Charmantiques