Large silver altar cross with an ivory Christ, Goa 16th c.
- Status : In stock
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- Period : 16th century
- Materials : Silver,ivory
- Dimensions : l. 12.8 inch X H. 26.61 inch
- Price : 17 000 €€
Large altar cross in silver and its Christ in ivory carved with traces of polychromy.Cylindrical branches with spherical ends with floral collars and adorned with a cherub’s head. Leafy flowers at the intersection of the branches.Large poly-lobed base with an openwork border with a frieze of vegetal decoration. Large poly-lobed base with an openwork border with a frieze of vegetal motifs. Stamps on the base, the stem and the tip.Beautiful stylized hair.and the perizonium with fringed edges decorated with eyelets, of the Christ. Indo-Portuguese art of the end of the 16th century. Beautiful example of the combination of silver and ivory in the art of Iberian silversmithing.cf. coll. of the Museum of the Holy Cross in Vila Viçosa C.Esteras Martin:” la coll.Alorda Derksen,Plateria de los siglosXIV-XVIII,2006 Height 67,6,Christ alone 28,5 , base diam. 25