The Gafftop Catfish lives in the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico. It is easily identifiable by the spike on their dorsal fin that sticks up like the sail of a ship. The Gafftop Catfish is known as the Crucifix Fish because the skeletal head resembles a crucifixion.There are ‘stones’ inside the skeleton that rattle when the skeleton is shaken. The Roman Soldiers threw dice gambling for Christ’s garments. The rattle resembles the sound of the dice. When turned over, the skeleton resembles a Roman shield. This one measures 5 inches.
Sailcat Fish Skull Crucifix
When not in use, keep item in its original packaging. Made from natural animal bones which tend to patina with time.
To clean: For light cleaning of make up or dirt, use square nail buffer of fine grit. For heavily soiled bones, wash with dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. Let sit out in the sun to dry.
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