Crucifix From Comtat Venaissin Mid 18th Century, The Apocalypse Of Saint John. Circa 1760 flag

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"Crucifix From Comtat Venaissin Mid 18th Century, The Apocalypse Of Saint John. Circa 1760"
Comtat Venaissin crucifix from the mid-18th century in ivory and carved and burnished and amati gilded lime wood, polylobed in shape, representing the Apocalypse of Saint John. This extremely rare crucifix is made up on the periphery of a finely sculpted and molded frame with voluble braces of acanthus decorated with ears of wheat, roses and other stylized daisies and peonies on a crosshatch bed. The interior periphery of it follows by a double border typical of the Baroque Contadin the lines of the main cross where Christ is crucified. The top of the eventful frame receives in the upper middle part a more Apocalyptic decoration, the Holy Spirit symbolized by a dove emerging from the clouds and swooping towards the earth, surrounded by the three holy archangels; Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the three “els” of the celestial army who fought the revolt of Lucifer and the bad angels. Michael the prince of angels whose name means "Who is like God" overlooks, Gabriel who means "Strength of God" and Raphael who means "Healing Gods" at his side. The base is made up of a large acanthus where a font sits; this one has a removable cup; where a winged dragon appears. The dragon symbolizing Lucifer the awful beast of the Apocalypse whose funereal exploits fill the last times, retreating before the archangels and the celestial army which chases him from heaven. “There was then a battle in heaven: that of Michael and his angels against the Dragon. The Dragon, too, fought with the help of his people, but they were the weakest and lost their place in the sky. Yes, he was rejected, the great Dragon, the serpent of the origins, the one called Demon and Satan, the one who led the whole world astray. He was thrown to the earth, and his angels with him….” (Revelation 12, 7-12a). Mainly a Christ in ivory, a suffering Christ on the cross; the “V”-shaped arms stretched symmetrically on either side of the body axis. Eyes open, his head tilted to the left crowned with thorns. His hair falls in long locks over his shoulders on either side of his bearded face. His hands are clenched; slightly swayed to the left, his legs remain parallel, however slightly bent, his feet symmetrical. Feet and hands are pierced with nails. Christ is dressed only in a simple perizionum, with heavily folded drapery, tied on the left hip. Work by Comtat Venaissin from the mid-18th century, around 1750.
Dimensions: height 58cm, width 27cm
It should be noted that the Christ in Elephant ivory (Elephantidae spp) complies with the AM of May 4, 2017 allowing sale without declaration of old Elephantidae ivory worked before March 3, 1947 (Washington convention) and representing less than 20% by volume of the piece.
General delivery conditions: General conditions of sale and delivery: The price indicated on the advertisement includes delivery throughout mainland France. For Germany, Belgium, Italy or Spain contact us for a quote. For the United States, non-EU Europe or the rest of the world, contact us for a quote but the import taxes applicable in each country remain your responsibility. Packaging and transport monitoring are carried out by ourselves or by professional carriers specializing in works of art.
Price: 2 200 €
Period: 18th century
Style: Louis 15th - Transition
Condition: Perfect condition

Material: Other
Width: 27cm
Height: 58cm

Reference: 1205523
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