Vintage Spanish Four Evangelists Crucifix
This vintage Spanish tetramorph crucifix is a true treasure! The sculptural details exquisitely depict Jesus Christ on the Holy Cross. Tetramorph is the union of the symbols of the Four Evangelists, derived from the four living creatures in the Book of Ezekiel, into a single figure or, more commonly, a group of four figures. Each of the four Evangelists is associated with one of the living creatures, usually shown with wings. The most common association, but not the original or only, is: Matthew the man, Mark the lion, Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In Christian art and iconography, Evangelist portraits are often accompanied by tetramorphs, or the symbols alone used to represent them. Evangelist portraits that depict them in their human forms are often accompanied by their symbolic creatures, and Christ in Majesty is often shown surrounded by the four symbols.
2"W x 3"
weight - 30 grams (quite hefty)
Material - brass