Large and impressive antique 19th century Black Forest hand carved wood Corpus Christi crucifix sculpture. Striking and beautiful, exhibiting such superb quality craftsmanship. The corpus is realistically rendered with a defined musculature and detailed features. Well defined hands and feet, emphasized with wooden nails. The crucifix is intricately carved, adorned with supplementary texture to the surface to resemble knotty bark. Entwined with thick vines, leaves and berries. In overall good antique condition. Showing general signs of age appropriate wear. The figure of Christ is in good condition, looking closely one can see some lacks to the tiny thorns of the crown and a small pinky toe. To the cross is a chip or two to the leaf tips hidden among the intricate carvings and there appears to be a repair to one leaf cluster near the hip of Christ. Total length is 33 3/4", x 12 3/4" wide across. The finely carved corpus of Christ measures 12" length from hand to foot x 10 5/8" wide hand to hand.
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