IHS inscribed on reverse, length 2.75 in. x width 1 in.
Provenance:Descended through a prominent Halifax family
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".
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