Ornamental Crucifix
Ornamental Crucifix
Ornamental Crucifix
Ornamental Crucifix
Ornamental Crucifix
Ornamental Crucifix

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This altar cross was made in Trapani in western Sicily, an area long associated with coral fishing and carving by local artisans.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



Ornamental Crucifix


17th C–18th C


coral, brass & white enamel


H 4.4 x W 2.4 x D 1.5 cm

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bequeathed by Mary Irene Curzon, 2nd Baroness Ravensdale, in memory of her father, George Nathaniel, the first Marquess Curzon, 1966

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