Religious Relic Pearl fishers CRUCIFIX Fish Bone shrine

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Pick up and inspection available from Eltham, Melbourne. Please see domestic airmail and sea freight postage rates in description below.

s something right out of the box- well- IN the box to be precise! An amazing talking point in a crucifix collection- or simply a wonderful curio for display. This was sourced in Broome- North Coast of Western Australia- from a Pearl Diver fisherman in the mid 1950s (as far as the current owner testifies) These were popular keepsakes with the Christian divers. The relic is a bone taken from a particular species of I believe catfish- called the sailcat (?) fish. The bone is safely house within a vintage box, set in a kind of composition or plaster. A Picture of the then Pope and Christ sits to the other side, making a kind of portable shrine or Icon! This is a real curio- and a terrific vintage find! An interesting and well known verse is pasted below- that explains the features of

The Legend of the Crucifix Fish

Of all the fishes in the sea our Lord chose the lowly sailcat to remind us of his misery His body on the cross is outlined, the hilt of the sword which was plunged into his side is clearly defined. Look at the back of the fishes bone w the Roman shield is shown. When you shake the cross you will hear the dice being tossed for our Lord's blood stained dress, those who can hear them --- will be blessed. Conrad S. Lantz

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Pick up and inspection available from Eltham, Melbourne.

~~~condition~~~ All in excellent condition as shown

Collectors tip from Toallpoints- Buy ONLY items in excellent condition, they remain a sound investment and you need never upgrade the piece for a better example! ~~~approximate dimensions~~~ Height Box stands 5 inches- bone about 3 inches tall. ~~~circa (estimate of age)~~~ Ca 1950s ~~~shipping costs (please add $2.60 to amounts below for registered/insured post in Australia- International Insurance to US$100 an optional extra and will add US$5 to International postage fees below)~~~ For Australian Postage - Australia Wide $4.00

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