Crucifixion Icon Meerschaum Jesus Christ 17.9”
A large and beautiful French antique meerschaum (ecume de mer - foam of the sea) icon depicting the Crucifixion. The meerschaum Christ sculpture and INRI sign are polychromed (painted in colour) and set on the wooden cross with green velvet background. The whole crucifix is framed in the original wooden ebonized frame under the original convex glass. Rare and exceptional artwork in great condition. Dating back to the period of the late 1800's - early 1900’s.
General:The overall dimensions of the wall icon are height 17.9 inches (45.5cm), width 14.6 inches (37cm). The overall dimensions of the artwork are height 13.8 inches (35cm), head to toes 10.6 inches (27cm) and width 3.5 inches (9cm).
Condition: The icon is in very good condition with no damage besides age related wear....some paint loss on the Christ sculpture ......... please see enclosed images as they are part of the condition description.