• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 190

    A GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CARVED RHINO HORN PORTABLE CROSS

    THE CROSS EGYPTIAN OR ETHIOPIAN, 17TH, OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNT AND CASE ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CARVED RHINO HORN PORTABLE CROSS
    THE CROSS EGYPTIAN OR ETHIOPIAN, 17TH, OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNT AND CASE ITALIAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    With Christ crucified to the front and flanked on the four terminals by the Evangelists, the reverse depicting the Baptism of Christ; later mounted in a gilt-bronze frame and stand, together with a contemporary leather carrying case
    19.7 cm. high (2)


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