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... read more