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Crucifix

A work made of bronze, pearwood with ebonizing and staining.
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  • A work made of bronze, pearwood with ebonizing and staining.

Date:

c. 1646

Artist:

Alessandro Algardi
Italian, 1598—1654

About this artwork

This expertly cast bronze is one of the finest surviving versions of a lost silver crucifix that Alessandro Algardi made for Pope Innocent X in 1646. Algardi’s Christ displays the agonized emotion caused by his torture on the cross, yet his body appears graceful and idealized. The cross is made of stained and ebonized pearwood and appears to be original, with the drilled holes at the bottom most likely indicating its method of installation on an altar.

Status

On View, Gallery 211

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Alessandro Algardi

Title

Crucifix

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1641–1651

Medium

Bronze, pearwood with ebonizing and staining

Dimensions

Crucifi×: 188.9 × 75.6 cm (74 × 30 in.); corpus: 77.5 × 59.2 cm (30.5 × 23 in.)

Credit Line

Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and Walter E. Heller Foundation Endowment; Mrs. J. Ward Thorne Fund; purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krehbiel, Mr. and Mrs. John Jeffry Louis, III, and Harry A. Root

Reference Number

2004.42

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