Sculptural 18th century Italian figure of Christ in fossil agate coral adorned with natural-forming copper. The figure of Christ was originally part of a crucifix from a church in Tuscany.
Fossil agate coral is Florida's state stone and is known for its unique formation that can take place over 20 million years. It's a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate. The natural-forming copper resembles an arm on the figure of Christ.
Together the elements create a figurative, contemporary work of historic significance.
Size 10" wide x 9" high x 5" deep