Funerary Crucifix

Wooden crucifix, containing four candles and Holy Water bottle.


Wooden crucifix, detachable front section, revealing compartment for holy water bottle and candles. Front section with metal figure of Christ on a background of pearl-like surface; can be hung on a wall. Terminals of the cross are ornamented and tapered.

This was once owned by members of the McKeon family from Ennis. It is typical of a Catholic family of 1950s and 1960s Ireland. The cross contains four candles and holy water inside the cross, behind the crucifix.

Collection: McKeon Family

Category: Religious/Ritual Equipment

2017.0159.0001 (5312)