Made of ivory whose patina has mellowed to a tea colour and measuring 2ft 8in x 2ft 7in (82 x 80cm), it is of a size and quality that is seldom seen at auction.
Christ is shown with his head raised and inclined slightly to one side, with a wavy moustache reflecting the influence of the Chinese.
His eyes, framed by thick eyelids, look up to the sky, while the fingers of his outstretched hands form the sign of a blessing. His arms are marked with veins, and polychrome drops of blood are shown on his legs.
The sculpture carries an estimate of €12,000.