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    Sale 12037

    Interiors

    8 June 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 133

    A JERUSALEM ENGRAVED MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND WOOD CROSS

    18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A JERUSALEM ENGRAVED MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND WOOD CROSS
    18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated with Christ and the Virgin Mary and to the base a Monk Saint with fruit and flowers
    23 in. (59 cm.) high


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    A comparable example in the Victoria and Albert museum (A.70-1927) is attributed to Franciscan monks possibly working in Bethlehem.