Antique crucifix showing Jesus on the cross surrounded by many of the revered Instruments of Passion, the tools that can be used to defeat Satan.
Jesus is depicted on the Cross with the Ladder, Spear of Destiny and Holy Sponge by the sides. As is typical leaves are shown around. The cross stands on a decorated classical style base. The sculpture has been signed but is only partially readable as GIOVANETTI.PIERA???
The piece is made from plaster which has been given a wax coating to make it more durable. It feels like meerschaum or soapstone but is in fact plaster! There are some tiny ships at the base but no cracks or major damage I can see other than small age related discoloration spots.