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Crucifix and Cross Bottles
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Height Bottle Markings
12 1/4" round with large indent in the bottom of the bottle
Description, including signature and date
This cross bottle is dated 1935, with one numeral on each of the four base cross pieces. The cross and tools are painted in black, silver and gold; there is an especially good banner hung from a pole (see right), and a sign at the top of the cross with "J.N.R.J" black on silver. A woven wire "crown of thorns" encircles the top of the cross. The most unusual feature of this bottle is the "bloody" shroud draped around the arms of the cross. There is also red paint representing blood on the tip of the spear.
crosses 21-30 back