A gilded copper alloy 15th century Processional Cross. On the obverse a central Corpus Christi with a crown of thorns and arms extended wearing a loincloth. The arms of the cross with decorative finials andf applied sheets on which are engraved haloed figures representing three of the symbols of the Evangelists – namely an Eagle – Angel and Ox representing Saint John – Saint Luke and Saint Matthew. At the base of Christ’s feet can be found an Angel. On the reverse the central field is embossed with an Angel (possibly Lucas the Evangelist or Archangel Sain Michel). On the Cross arm terminals are found with appliques similar to those on the obverse but this time depicting Angels on the left and right arms and the symbol of Mathew the Evangelist on the upper and lower ones with two floral appliques filling the upper and lower spaces above and below the central figure. The Cross rests on a square brass support attached to a bulb-shaped sphere decorated with large petals to the upper and lower parts wich is mounted on a later oak display stand. A rare collector’s item with period restorations.
Note: Height is 30.5 inches with stand.
63.5 cms High (25 inches)
31.1 cms Wide (12.25 inches)
10.2 cms Deep (4 inches)
Stock No.: 1710