Seven Deadly Sins Representation

About this object


Field collected in Portugal from the 'Santos Oficios' craft shop in Lisbon.

Physical description

Elaborate, round, golden-brown glazed, clay sculpture that is a combination crucifix and candelabra. Around the central element of Christ on the cross is a floral arrangement that includes four tall flower-shaped candle holders. Seven large, standing, fantastical animal-faced figures representing the seven deadly sins, with names written in Portuguese at each base, face outward from around the base.