Huge Brass Crucifix Cross with Haunting Christ Impression - 26" x 16"
Here we have a huge vintage brass crucifix with the haunting imprint of the Christ, created, of course, by years of patina.
First of all, this piece is huge and has some serious weight. You need a solid stud in the wall to hang this one. And its all brass.
Second. the imprint. I've seen a lot of crosses and crucifixes in my time and the sheer size and haunting patina rivals any piece I've ever seen. The shadow patina cuts to the core. I'll admit, if this doesn't leave the shop, I won't shed a tear. If it leaves....different story.
The large brass cross comes from the estate of a religious relic collector in the Twin Cities area. I'm not sure where it was before entering the collection. Based on the reverse screws, I'm guessing this is pre-1950. Not sure though.
The patina and mounting holes reveal a previous Christ figure attached to the piece. The vintage crucifix doesn't magnetize, including the chain link hanging string.
The rare crucifix measures 26" tall and 16" wide. When hanging by one nail on the wall, it measures 36" tall. There is evidence of scotch tape residue, more so on the reverse (see pics). There is a small piece of wire remnant in the left horizontal cross hole. There is patina everywhere, including surface wear and grime. If you clean it, I feel you'll lose the power. Just my humble opinion. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship to the continental USA only. Free shipping on this powerful piece.
It's a good day when you come across something like this huge gothic crucifix. You'll see what I mean.