Crucifix - Crucifix in mother-of-pearl engraved on wood

Crucifix - Crucifix in mother-of-pearl engraved on wood
Israel - Late 19th century

Wonderful Jerusalem cross, all handmade with engravings on mother-of-pearl and carved with fretwork decorations that make up geometric figures. A Nativity is depicted at the bottom centre with Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus, while at the four ends of the cross are carved and engraved four most important figures. The mother-of-pearl is attached to wood on back and bears the inscription ‘Jerusalem’ (see pictures).

Fine workmanship of mystical Jewish engraving art.

Origin: Jerusalem.
Dating: 19th century.
Manufacturing: handmade.
Technique: carving on mother-of-pearl attached to wood.

height 44 cm,
width 22.5 cm, depth 10 cm.

Lot details
Crucifix in mother-of-pearl engraved on wood
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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