Monday, March 04, 2013

Antique Discovery

We were out going to antique stores this weekend and I stumbled across an interesting piece in one of the bargain basements.

The piece is about 3" x 3" or so and quite heavy. I thought when I saw the doors perhaps it was going to be something with the commandments inside. I was surprised to find a crucifix and what I assume to be perhaps the four gospel writers.

I have no idea what this piece could be! Where is it from? (See the detail photos of the only writing/inscriptions.) What would it be used for? I wondered if it is Central or South American. I thought perhaps it is intended to be posted on the door to a dwelling or church. These are all speculation!

Anyone have any clues or ideas?