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Figure - Crucifix figure

Crucifix figure

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1680 - ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory on wood cross in metal container

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ivory on wood crucifix figure was made in Italy in ca. 1680-1700. The back of the figure has been shaved down to fit onto the cross, which is a later addition. The arms are carved separately and attached. The figure is fixed with four nails onto the wooden cross. The whole is housed in a metal case, which has two hinged doors at the front and two more at the back, and which is likewise a later addition. It was evidently a devotional item.

Physical description

Figure is fixed with four nails to the black wood cross, and is housed in a metal case with has two hinged doors at the front, and two more at the back.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


ca. 1680 - ca. 1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Ivory on wood cross in metal container


Height: 19 cm ivory alone, Width: 10.79 cm, Height: 25.5 cm whole

Object history note

Given by Mrs. Graham Rees-Mogg (née Kathleen Mary Christine Hamilton) (1884-1949) in 1950.

Descriptive line

Crucifix figure, ivory on wood (cross), inside a metal case, Italian, ca. 1680-1700, cross and container later additions

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 300, p. 305

Production Note

the wooden cross and the metal container are later additions


Ivory; Wood; Metal

Subjects depicted

Figure; Crucifix


Religion; Sculpture; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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