Lot 246

An early 17th century depiction of Christ crucified carved in ivory, circa 1600 - 1625

Description:

An early 17th century depiction of Christ crucified carved in ivory, circa 1600 - 1625. Finely carved with polychrome painted hair and features. This early 17th century depiction of Christ was produced for the Portuguese market in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Sri Lankan Christian ivories for the Portuguese market are relatively rare and particularly early in relation to Christian art produced in Asia for the European market. 8.7 in (22 cm) length, 6.8 in (17.3 cm) width.

Auction Date: October 2018

Estimate:

£300 - £600

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