Crosses and Crucifix Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Polychrome Crucifix

Height Bottle Markings
8 3/4" tall, 3 3/8" in diameter No markings; round, faint pontil marks
Description, including signature and date
This colorful crucifixion bottle contains a cross painted ochre with red, white and black accents. The finely carved figure of Christ is painted white. Squeezed in between the top of the cross and the bottom of the stopper is a white dove of the Holy Spirit. A white kneeling Mary at the foot of the cross is not carved with as much skill as the Christ. A rooster sits on top of a carved post with a raised cross, and the robe of Jesus is a piece of decorated fabric.