Marvelous vintage Beechwood Priest's Sick Call-Last Rites Crucifix set, complete, Near Mint and Unused. The body of the Christ and the Inri scroll are heavily gilded molded Celluloid, the Crucifix sliding up and open to reveal the Holy Water bottle and beeswax candles--still in their original cellophane packaging (torn but intact). There are also candle cups made into the top of the Crucifix base. In the first quarter of the 20th Century, Priests in rural America and Europe carried a Sick Call-Last Rites set with them to take to the home of parishioners, accident victims and hospitalized Catholics. The set was meant to give comfort to the sick and elderly, as well as aiding the rite of Extreme Unction should death be imminent. With the exception of one rub to the gold finish on the Christ's knee, the set is in Mint condition, the wood beautifully carved and constructed. It can also be hung on the wall and used as a Crucifix. It measures 15" long by 6" wide.