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Corpus from a Processional Cross

A work made of gilt bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gilt bronze.

Date:

1370/1430

Artist:

Italian, Tuscany

About this artwork

This powerful figure of Christ would have been placed at the center of an enameled and gilded cross to be carried in public processions. The sculptor, whose name is now unknown, probably derived the distinctive features of Christ, like his broad face and thick hair, from a well-known early 14th-century Tuscan Crucifixion, now lost. Even on a miniature scale, the tension of Christ’s body and his bowed head encourage an emotional response.

Status

On View, Gallery 237

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Sienese School

Title

Corpus from a Processional Cross

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Made 1370–1430

Medium

Gilt bronze

Dimensions

12 × 11.8 × 2.6 cm (4 3/4 × 4 5/8 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Laurie Veda and James N. Bay in honor of Joanne Flaute and Edward P. Veda and Julie Beich and James N. Bay, Sr.

Reference Number

2017.2

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