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UNUSUAL Vintage Christian ODDITY-Christ on a cross from skullbone of Catfish

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For me this was an Oddity!

A Couple of Decades ago I found this vintage box down in Southern Florida in the back of an Antique store. It was categorized , however appropriately with Shark's teeth and bone hairpins,by material,I guess.

Inside was A PIECE OF A sailcat FISH (Catfish) SKULLBONE When I turned it over,the formation of the bones was quite astounding:
It was the CRUCIFIXION of CHRIST, YES!!!!!
Christ ON THE CROSS! The other side has the roman shield and if you shake it, the roll of the dice can be heard.

The photos do not do this justice. It is incredulous that a fish skull on the inside had such a formation and that someone noticed this!

The piece is 4 1\/2" long by 2 1\/2" wide and the thickness is 1"

The original box and cotton inside come with this find. the box has the Legend printed on the boxtop.

The printing on the box reads:


Of all the fishes in the sea
our Lord chose the lowly sailcat
to remind us of his misery.

His body on the cross is outlined,
the hilt of the sword
which was plunged into his side
is clearly defined.

Look at the back of the fish's bone
where the Roman shield is shown.
When you shake the cross
you will hear the dice being tossed
for our Lord's blood stained dress.
Those who can hear them
-will be blessed.

.....Conrad S. Lantz

From the collection of Rachelle Starr for Shazzam Inc. for her Etsy webstore
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UNUSUAL Vintage Christian ODDITY-Christ on a cross from skullbone of Catfish


  • Materials: sailcat, fish bone, skull, vintage bones, cardboard printed box
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