Carved bone figure of Christ suspended on a wooden cross with carved and incised decoration, including INRI ('Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum' meaning 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews') to top. Overall – 11 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 4" D base. Probably Continental, figure likely 18th century, cross appears to be 19th century. Provenance: The Estates of Olen Bryant and late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville/Cottontown, Tennessee. CONDITION: Arms missing; wear and surface grime to both figure and cross. Figure possibly added to cross in 19th century (combination of nails used).
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