About this artwork
This figure of the dead Christ and the accompanying plaque were once attached to a cross and would have formed the focal point of an altar in a private chapel, similar to the crucifix visible in the Art Institute’s Jacopo da Empoli’s portrait of a woman. This image of Christ is of a type often seen in Florentine sculpture around the middle of the 16th century.
- Corpus and Superscription Plaque
- Gilt bronze
- 33 × 30.5 × 7 cm (13 × 12 × 2 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Edward M. Nagel