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A 17th century carved ivory figure of Cristo Vivo, possibly South German. photo Bonhams

his agonised face looking upward, his mouth open revealing the tongue and teeth within, the perizonium tied with a well carved rope, previously with a complex knot (now damaged), chip to nose and foot, 30cm high (11.5" high). Sold for £2,280

Bonhams. Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com