A wonderful painted wood cross from Mérida, Yucatán Mexico. The Jesus
figure has been long missing, but the patinaed ghost from where his body
once hung is even more evocative. Below the figure is painted a black
wine chalice, a rooster on a tombstone and a pair of fives showing on
black and white dice. There are ladders on the crossbar, as well as a
small hammer and pincers. A six-pointed black star is above the INRI red
plaque, which are initials for the Latin title “Jesus of Nazareth, King
of the Jews.” It measures 28.5” high by 16.5” wide. 19th century.