Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century
Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century
Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century
Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century
Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century
Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century
Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century

Folk Art Carving of The Shroud of Turin from Solid Oak Block, 40x22x8 Centimetres, Early 19th Century

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A totally unique and powerful carving of the face of Jesus Christ from The Shroud of Turin hewn from a solid block of oak.

I say 'hewn' because that is how this was done, with an adz or simliar anitque wooworking tools which have left their mark all over this wonderful piece. There are no fine lines, no polished curves but stand back and the effect is mesmerising.

I bought this in Holland but I believe that it was carved in Bavaria in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century.

As you can imagine from its size and the fact that it is solid oak, it is heavy. There is a ring in the back for wall hanging but it is not original to the work and should be replaced.