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Relief of Crucified Christ

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Figure open in back. Cast in one piece, chased, and mercury gilded. Arms, head and legs solid cast. Christ is shown with his arms raised to the shoulders and slightly bent at the elbows. His body is frontal and symmetrical except for the head tilted to the right and the right knee that is...

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Provenance

By 1935, Henri Garnier, Lille [see note 1]; 1937, sold by Garnier to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P14025); 1943, sold by Brummer to the MFA for $3000. (Accession Date: June 15, 1943) NOTES: [1] He lent this to the "Exposition de Notre Dame des Ardents et du Calvaire d'Arras dans l'Art et le Folklore," (Arras, June 16-August 1, 1935), cat. no. 156.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Western German (?), Medieval, mid-12th century

Dimensions

18.8 x 16 x 4.06 cm (7 3/8 x 6 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.146

Medium or Technique

Gilded brass (95.9% copper, 2.5% zinc, .9% lead, .7% tin)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork