This early 20th century crucifix displays beautiful hand carving work, in spite of its weathered appearance. Salvaged from a Louisiana religious institution, the crucifix would have been the centerpiece of an altar. The artistry in the hand of the sculptor is apparent in the execution of Christ’s delicate facial features and the gathered folds of drapery that hang around his waist. The piece has garnered substantial wear over the years and exhibits separation and cracking at various points, though it does not detract from the piece, but rather makes it even more striking with its patina. A large loss at the front center of the face in the beard area was most likely a knot in the wood that dislodged over time.
Measures 36 x 9 x 67.