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    Posted 4 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4853 items)

    I spent almost 3 hours cleaning this tonight. It was so covered in soot! I couldn't believe it when i found this piece - almost black with soot for only $4 today. It is in near perfect condition and very beautiful - at least to me. This kind of old Catholic stuff is just rich with meaning for me - even though i consider myself to non-religious. I'm not anti-religious, but definitely non-religious. But i still appreciate this art work - and the more baroque, the better! can we have a 'religious art' category? or religious icon category?

    how old do people think this piece is? there are two hand-cut screws on the back.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      This is beautiful! What's it made of?
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thanks jscotto! it's carved, polychromed wood.
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Beautiful! I imagine it was in a church for quite a long time, considering the soot. I love the incredible iconography.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thanks betweenthelens! me too!
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Keramikos, my impression is that it is the world. Jesus died for the whole world and it reminds me of the song/hymn, “He’s got the whole world in his hands”. I might be off, but that is my impression
    6. Gillian, 4 years ago
      I agree with Mrstyndall. Literally He's got the whole world etc. etc. You're definitely not off!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_cruciger
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      The orb and cross represent Jesus's dominion over the whole world - Globus cruciger. A Jesus holding a Globus cruciger is known as the 'Salvator Mundi' or savior of the world.

      This is a 19th century piece from the Philippines.

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