Monday, February 10, 2014

Vintage Religious Bakelite Stanhope Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Crucifix

Beautiful old vintage Bakelite Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Crucifix with stanhope viewers. Not only is there one stanhope- there are seven on this crucifix. All of the pictures are viewable- however there is some crazing to the 5th Sorrow picture the Crucifixion. It is viewable but there is some damage to this picture. This crucifix measures 1 & 7/8ths inches tall.

The Seven Sorrows are:

1) Prophecy of Simeon
2) Flight into Egypt
3) Loss of Jesus in the Temple
4) Mary meeting Jesus carrying his cross
5) Crucifixion
6) Mary receives the Body of her son Jesus from the Cross
7) Body placed in tomb

- taken from Wikipedia

A stanhope is a miniature or microscopic lens used in order to view a larger picture. Many stanhopes are set in charms or pendants.

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