Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Crucifix

Date:
18th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Figure and scroll: ivory; Cross: wood painted black; Nails: iron
Dimensions:
a) 9 x 7-1/2 in. (22.9 x 19.1 cm) b) 1-5/8 x 1 in. (4.1 x 2.5 cm) c) 20-3/4 x 9-1/2 in. (52.7 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Estelle Jourdan, 1889
Accession Number:
89.26a–c
Not on view
Christ is shown as if speaking his last words to God the Father. The figure is distinguished by the expressive features, disproportionately large head, and lavish treatment of the hair. The schematically drawn body and rigid, unmodulated loincloth are not particularly well carved.
Inscription: IN.RI
(On scroll)
Mrs. Estelle Jourdan (until 1889; to MMA)
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