You are bidding on a wooden sculpture of the crucifixion of Christ assembled inside an early 19th-century apothecary bottle. This unusual object was acquired from an antique dealer who had just acquired it as part of a larger estate sale lot. The date and artist are unknown. I bought it because of its unique and haunting quality. It is clearly the work of a religiously-inspired artist who took great pains to create and patiently assemble this inside the bottle. It shows Christ hanging on an ornately carved, golden-colored cross with a ladder and two Roman spears nearby. One of the photos accompanying this posting is a view from the bottom of the bottle -- that shows the wooden structure of the figure. The bottle's stopper is also of wood and carved in the same manner as the cross.
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