The cross appears to retain a very nice gold leaf finish and measures 54 1/2" tall x 42" wide.
Large scale antique copper cross salvaged from an Indiana church. The cross was retrieved from a crawl space in the basement of the church during a recent salvage job prior to demolition of the building. I am unsure how long it has been there, but I believe the item being tucked away long ago accounts for the exceptional condition. The cross appears to retain a very nice gold leaf finish and measures 54 1/2" tall x 42" wide. I see no holes in the base. There is a small dent found on the RH edge on the backside. See images. There is also an opening in the seam on the backside that can be seen in images. This is on the backside at the bottom of the club shaped left hand end of the cross. The backside has one vertical seam and one horizontal seam. See images. The church was erected in 1903. The church was the only surviving wood framed Catholic church in the city. It was also the second oldest surviving African American church in the area. The facility was deemed unsafe by the local health department in the last year. The necessary repairs were deemed to costly and a date for demolition set. Additional details available upon request. A second matching cross was also removed from the same crawl space. It has more damage than this piece, but still displays well and could probably be repaired by someone in the trade. It is not included in this listing, but pictures are available upon request.