|Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino||posted 02-12-2009 01:27 AM||3638 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
The micro reliquary in the shape of a gothic cathedral was completed in 1965 (17-year-old boy). It consists of two united halves representing a tiny coffin, totally hand carved on two superimposed cedar (Cedrela odorata) blocks. In addition it has 12 little towers carved in caviuna negra (Dalbergia violacea), according to a project drawn by my brother (architecture student). A deceased Christ representation was sculpted on its top as well as eight low-relief panels depicting scenes from Christ’s life and from the Old Testament. The finishing was done with synthetic varnish. The tools used were tiny woodcut chisels. It was complete in few months. At that time my “workshop” used to be my parents’ house living room.
Dimensions: 4 1/3” long x 2” wide x 3” high