Each have distinctive facial features painted on in black. They have black hair, shoes and ring around the ankles. They each have a long spear, with a red painted tip, that rests against the soldier's shoulder toward the inside of the bottle.
All of the guards face the front of the bottle. Their carved garments, covered in red painted dots, and helmets are very distinctive and uniquely carved. The bottom of the garments are scalloped and painted red.They stand at attention with this arms to their side. The cross is painted black and Jesus is nicely carved with curved arms outstretched. His legs are carved so that they are bent at the knees. He is shown with carved and painted facial features. He is depicted with a long black beard and black hair with a crown of thorns. Above his head is a very narrow INRI plaque. Leaning against the back of the cross is a narrow ladder with 14 rungs.
The bottle is sealed with a long wooden shaft that goes to the top of the cross. There is a wooden "tamper-proof" piece of wood going through the shaft and hanging from each side of this cross piece are red wool tassels. The top of the shaft comes up from the bottle and then is carved like a Hershey Kiss with the pointy top approximately 1 inch.
The bottle, not counting the stopper, measures 7 3/4 x 3 1/4. It is identical to bottles. Made by the same artist whose bottles are featured in a book called "Genius in a Bottle" on page 133. This is your chance to make this a truly unique and wonderful Christmas gift! We have additional bottles and other fine collectibles up for sale so please visit our other auctions.
Thank you for shopping with us! The item "Rare Folk Art, Whimsey, Whimsy Crucifixion with 4 Guards in Bottle" is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".
The seller is "behen" and is located in Owensboro, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States.