Cultural & Religious Items
rare Polish religious icon of black Mary and black Jesus
This is a very old religious icon, showing the virgin BLACK Mary with a
black Jesus. I believe the inside is gilded with gold and there are gem
stones in the crowns above Mary and Jesus....not sure what they are
though. The icon looks to me to be early 20th century or even late 19th
century, going on the style of the frame. I got it from a Polish
deceased who I think may have taken it from a Polish church during WWII
(to save it of course). He served in the Polish army in WWII (I had his
war medals and papers...all sold now) and came to Australia after. A
Polish friend told me what the writing says, but I forgot, something
about the love of Mary. The icon is 35 cms x 45 cms, and is in original
condition with original wooden backing etc. It is a bit of a shadow box
in that the picture looks like it is in a box. I have received an offer
for $1000 already and I did not sell, so please no silly offers. My
price is based on what religious icons sell for at specialized auction
houses, like Southebys, Phillips and Christies. This is a one-off
piece...you will never see anything like it again. Nearly forgot to say
that Mary and child are depicted to be black because back then (when
Jesus lived) Europeans thought they were black but they were just
tanned. there is some minor damage to the platser on the frame here and
there but nothing major. Overall in excellent condition for age.
vintage carved ebony and brass native tribal necklace (looks African)
This is an amazing item I have for auction here.
It is a superb NATIVE necklace. I do not know the origin of this. I
suspect it comes from Africa, but it may also come from Papua New
Guinea, as it came from a deceased estate auction where the deceased
had lots of native items from PNG, but he also had others, like from
American Indians and the Polynesian islands.
key points about this necklace are: It is very well made, and made of
ebony (black) wood and brass. The brass is overlaid on top of the
ebony, which means it has to be bent to that shape before fitting. The
rest of the necklace is made of ebony. Even the little beads are ebony
as well. Imagine the effort in making this stunning necklace.
fact that it is so well made makes me think it had tribal significance,
and that it may have belonged to an important person, like a
witch-doctor or distinguished warrior or chief of sorts.
is reasonably old, and not something that was just made. You can tell
this from the wear on the brass.
am not offering this as a fashion item, but it would look great on your
neck as well...I have tried it on myself.
is a stunning piece. I am amazed at the craftmanship in making this.
antique brass crucifix with jesus
A fabulous antique brass crucifix with Jesus. It shows a
considerable amount of age but I am unsure how old it actually is.
Would come up nice with a polish if you are into doing that sort of
thing. I prefer the age and patina as it is myself. The crucifix is
about 35 cms tall, which is over one foot in old scale. In excellent aged condition.
antique ceramic crucifix with jesus BEAUTIFUL
in excellent condition. very beautiful,
glazed ceramic. really old.
30 cms long = 12 inches (1 foot)
antique brass crucifix with jesus number 2
This one stands about
29 cms tall.
religious plaster figure on wood
A lovely vintage religious plaster with board depicting Madonna and
child. It is in a lovely aged condition. It can be touched up if you
want to restore it but I prefer it as it is. The board is approximately
38,5 cms high and 29,5 cms wide. Incidentally, it looks to have had
some minor repairs to it but it does not detract from its beauty. The board looks to be a select piece of jarrah.
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