Paperolle, Christ at the Holy Crown

Paperolle, Christ at the Holy Crown


Beautiful paperback with Christ with the Holy Crown in the centre, in its original frame.
The Holy Crown, according to Christian tradition, is the crown of thorns placed on the head of Christ before his crucifixion.
It is one of the relics attributed to Jesus.

Further information

Dimensions 35 × 30 cm

35 cm


30 cm

Paperoll is a decorative technique using narrow strips or fabrics of paper, rolled up on itself and fixed on a support or in a frame, creating a three-dimensional subject.

Very fashionable during the Renaissance, especially in the female religious congregations such as the Carmelites, the Ursulines... who wished to reproduce the effect of the gold and silver filigree of the goldsmiths.

The genre was democratised in the 18th century, and was produced in abundance between 1720 and 1850. The technique flourished in Bavaria, northern Spain and southern France.