This Corpus was in the basement of a Church that had a flood. It floated around for some time and then remained in the basement where it was damp and so the body just split. The arms with are separate cracked as well in addition to most of the fingers being broken off. The odd thing is it's the original Crucifix to the Church and is nearly 175 yrs. old. Whoever carved it knew what they were doing.
I chronicled the steps of the repairs on my blog but I'm showing it here as someone might be interested in it.
The cracks were repaired with solid wood. The scroll was one piece of Basswood. The Cross was made from Mahogany. All fingers ( and split repairs) were done with Pine as the original Corpus was carved in.
The finish is more of an antiqued look as opposed to a solid type paint job that would make it look brand new instead of showing some of the age, wood and paint build up that a nicely aged piece would have. In areas the wood is showing through.