Friday, October 12, 2007

Via Crucis Triptych

via crucis triptych
All the items I've been ordering online lately, and here's yet another that arrived the other day. It's a small triptych, with the stations of the cross on it. Via crucis. The way of the cross. O crux ave, spes unica!

Small, only about 4½ inches tall. Black leather, with embossed panels of oxidized silver. Gold trim. It unfolds to stand on a tabletop, or you can fold it up to just about the shape and size of a billfold. Literally pocket sized, and exquisite workmanship.

via crucis triptych
This is another one of those items that is so wondrously low-tech, and just such a funky idea. I mean, who would ever have thought of such an item? But once you think of it, it seems like a natural. And timeless: I can almost imagine some English merchant, some Italian noble, some German hawksman, carrying it with him circa 1597.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous redjack said...

ok as a committed cradle catholic i've got one question where did you get that where can i get one?

Friday, October 12, 2007 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Burgess said...

I got that triptych here at the Sisters of Carmel website. Though watch out, you will definitely find many tempting items on that site... :-)

Friday, October 12, 2007 4:44:00 PM  

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