Christ on the Cross Painting

An original painting from the south of India, specifically the region of Ratnagiri. Southern India was largely Christianised by the Portuguese when they colonised this region in the 16th century. Village art like this originated when entire villages and towns were converted wholesale to Christianity and village artists would study the Christian works of Europe and copy them. This tradition has continued into the present day.

This picture is painted directly onto wood. It depicts Christ on the cross surrounded by, angels, Mary and apostles. Early 20th century.

Measurements: height 60 cm x width 40 cm. Frame depth is 2 cm. 

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