The Life of Christ: a Combination Interpretation of Faberge's Red Cross Egg and Resurrection Egg



Combining the two originals to create The Life of Christ resulted in two tryptych doors; one on either side, and the center is the "back half" of the egg. The folds of poster board used to create what looks very much like an orange quarter slice features The Herald Angels on the far left side of the Left Tryptych; the inner fold features the Nativity in a lovely silk print, and lifting this fold reveals the Shepherds watching their Flocks on the Hillside at Night, and the Wisemen are in the distance following the Star in the East. The center front features a recessed window on a faux stone building through which you can see The Last Supper. The Right tryptych features the same lifting of the inner fold, which features the scene of the Crucifixion. When the fold is in place, the Resurrection is depicted and the far right side of this tryptych depicts the Ascension into Heaven.
The Resurrection and the Ascension silk prints are small reproductions that I was allowed to reproduce on silk by the Catholic Diocese in MA. The silk prints are small and they are enhanced with simple painting techniques so that they fill part of the folded poster board "slice." The other silk prints are available through egg art supply dealers who carry silk prints.
This design was taught in 2000 in CA, OR, GA and FL. and I am searching for the photos and instructions so that this can also be posted as an Instructable at a later date. I hope that you enjoy this combination of two of Faberge's acclaimed originals......Carole

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    Connie S.

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I love this egg. I will tell my friends in the circle that I belong to at my church that they should visit this site and look for your design. I am familiar with the Faberge originals that you combined to produce this and this is very impressive work. Congratulations on a beautiful religious work.

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    Carole B.Connie S.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you Connie S. I appreciate your viewing my work, and I hope that your friends will also. Carole B.

    Carole B.codongolev

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you codongolev. I must admit I fretted over posting the photos, because the photos were not "square" so to me the egg looks like it is crooked, which bothers me a LOT, but I wanted to post it for this slideshow, so I'm hoping that folks can see that the egg is straight; it was the photographer (guess who) who did not set it up correctly. Thanks for taking the look. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Carole B.

    Phil BCarole B.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Carole B., I posted this once, but it did not show. Picasa allows you to shift the vertical axis of a photo a couple of degrees to make verticals vertical again. It is a neat feature. I think GIMP does, too. Both are free.

    Carole B.Phil B

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Phil, Thank you.I know that Picasa does that, and if I had not been in such a rush to get that one re-done and uploaded plus the other one I wanted to do that was not Faberge related, I would have redone it. I do all of my photos in Picasa these days; I just missed two of them when I was putting them up. I love Picasa. I always blame the photographer since I take all my own photos these days! Thanks for visiting my slide show. Carole B.