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Cruciform Watch

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Cruciform Watch

Artist: Hermann Boehm (Vienna, Austria)

Date: 1875-1900
Medium: Silver gilt, rock crystal, enamel, steel
Dimensions:
85.7 x 57.2 x 22.2 mm
Markings: Movement: "L. E. in Wien" (Vienna) Case: cm rect. cameo "HB", (Vienna HM post 1867)
Credit Line: Proctor Collection, Thomas R. Proctor Watch Collection
Object number: PC. 250
Label Text
In contrast to Renaissance watches that were engraved with biblical scenes, this watch replaces religious figures with objects associated with the crucifixion of Jesus. The grille around the dial is pierced and depicts a staff and scourge and a crown of thorns at the top, three nails on the right, hammer and pliers on the left, and a reed with sponge, ladder, dice, and crowing cock at the bottom.