ANTIQUE EUROPEAN CARVED IVORY CORPUS CHRISTI
Height: 17½ inches / 44.5 cm
Width: 6½ inches / 16.5 cm
Depth: 3¼ inches / 8.3 cm
Stock number: 856694/0121
An antique European (possibly Dieppe) finely carved ivory Corpus Christi with head turned to the right and eyes open, wearing a crown of thorns, attached to an tortoiseshell and ivory cross beneath an inscribed INRI panel, standing on an ebonised stepped wooden base which is decorated with ivory and tortoiseshell panels to the front and sides. This carvings detail is of very good quality, the way the ribs are showing and the expression on Jesus’ face are both deft and highly skilled.