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Bottle 387 - Crucifixion Symbols
Date Added: 01 January 2006

This is a bottle with numerous religious symbols built from natural wood. The cross sits on a mortise and tenon base of wood in an "X" shape. The cross has ornately carved end pieces on the cross arm and the top of the cross. There is an "INRI" plaque just above the cross arm. Midway on the cross is a carved heart with an carved arrow coming out of the top of the heart. Below the heart is a carved bag with the number "30" written on it in pencil to represent the 30 pieces of silver paid for betraying Jesus. Below the bag is a carved skull. On the very top of the cross is a carved rooster with a red cone. Hanging from each side of the cross arm is a small wooden cylindar suspended from by red thread and attached to the cross with a small wooden peg. The cylindars represent cups holding the blood of Christ. On the base in the front are 3 carved nails and in front of them are three dice stacked like a pyramid. To the left side of the base is a large wooden pair of pliers, a chalice and a round host in the top, and a hammer. On the right side of the base is a flail with wooden "ropes," a lantern, and an axe. On the backside of the base is a wooden shovel, a ladder with 8 rungs, a sponge and a spear on long poles. The bottle is sealed with a small cork.
Type: Crucifixion Symbols   Maker's Name:
Category: Religious   Made Where: Germany
Bottle Size: 5 3/4" x 1 7/8"   Year Made: 1940 - 1950's
Bottle Type: Unidentified