Antique French-Vietnamese Catholic Crucifix
A beautiful antique item from Vietnam that resembles the catholic presence of France over 150 years ago. Since the early 1800's France was heavily involved in Vietnam with the pretext of protecting Catholic missionaries. France continued to grow its new colony which eventually formed French Indochina in 1887. France continued to rule Vietnam as a colony until their defeat in the Indochina War which allowed Vietnam to claim independence in 1954.
This crucifix measures: 24.5" x 12.5" x 4.75"