April 05, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Carved Bone Jesuit Crucifix

IHS inscribed on reverse, length 2.75 in. x width 1 in.
mid-18th century


Provenance:Descended through a prominent Halifax family

Condition:

Warm patina; soft surface; tactile piece.

An example of a Mi'kmaq or Maliseet carved crucifix is curated within the collection of Musee McCord (No. M3). http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/fr/collection/artefacts/M3 (accessed February 14, 2019).

In an article written by Ted Brasser, he notes the similarities of these crosses to types made by the Irish ca 1723-1776, and described as "Penal Crosses".

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,500
04/05/2019

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