Hand-carved crucifix - Jesus as a Baroque body - from the Black Forest

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Lang woodcraft

Lang woodcraft

Order No.: 111800130000

260.00 €
Shipping weight 4.1 kg

Delivery time: 10-12 Workdays


Product information "Hand-carved crucifix - Jesus as a Baroque body - from the Black Forest"

Jesus on the cross, hand-carved crucifix from lime wood with finely crafted details. Christianity worships Jesus for his sacrifice on the cross which he made for the sake of humanity. The suffering of Jesus and his death on the cross already anticipate the wonder of the resurrection. The body of Jesus thus becomes the symbol of the all-conquering power and love of God. The portrayal of Jesus on the cross - the crucifix - was made in a very individual way in the different periods. In the Baroque period the crucifix was characterised by the spirited facial and bodily expressions of the Redeemer in particular. The material of the loin cloth which Jesus wears gives the impression that it is moving in tandem with his grievously wounded body thanks to the curved shape. The face of the Messiah which is inclined downwards reveals the suffering he has to bear. Jesus wears the crown of thorns on his head which was put there by his accusers as an act of derision. The wooden cross to which the body is attached has a curved cross beam. The letters I.N.R.I are struck on the upper end of the crucifix which proclaim the offence Jesus has committed from the point of view of the judge Pontius Pilate. The four letters form the abbreviation for "Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaerum", meaning "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews".

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Supplier description "Lang woodcraft"

Wood carvings produced by the hands of a master craftsman

Master carver Andreas Lang is the second generation of his family to perform the traditional craftsmanship of wood carving in Elzach on the edge of the Southern Black Forest Nature Park. He trained as a wood carver in Freiburg im Breisgau. He took over the wood carving business from his father and raised the workshop's outstanding reputation throughout the region to an even higher level.

Like the Black Forest, Elzach is a predominantly Roman Catholic area. This is why his wood carving workshop primarily creates religious objects from a sense of inner conviction. He gains inspiration for new motifs by studying old patterns in books. Churches and abbeys repeatedly call on his services for restoration work. They value his expert advice and skills as a wood carver very highly.

In addition to devotional objects, Andreas Lang has also developed an outstanding reputation for the carving of Carnival masks. He has been the master carver for Carnival Committees in the Black Forest and the whole of southern Germany for many years. Anyone who is aware of the value of the traditional Carnival cultural artefact will also be aware of the magnitude of this honour.

As a master carver Andreas Lang is convinced that only the finest and most thorough craftsmanship can lead to outstanding quality. His name guarantees this.

All products are hand-crafted. All original from the Black Forest.


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