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Corpus and Superscription Plaque

A work made of gilt bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gilt bronze.

Date:

c. 1550

Artist:

Central Italy, probably Florence

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.

On View

Painting and Sculpture of Europe, Gallery 205

Title

Corpus and Superscription Plaque

Origin

Italian

Date

1540–1560

Medium

Gilt bronze

Dimensions

33 × 30.5 × 7 cm (13 × 12 × 2 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward M. Nagel

Reference Number

1964.1167

Extended information about this artwork

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