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Pax with the Risen Christ Appearing to the Apostles

Artist:
Probably by Guglielmo della Porta (Italian, Porlezza, near Lake Lugano ca. 1500–1577 Rome)
Date:
1566–77
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 7/16 x 3 11/16 (at base) x 2 in. (13.8 x 9.4 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.168
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 536
The pax was used liturgically at the ritual kiss of peace.
Count Elia Volpi , Florence (until 1927; sale, American Art Association, April 2, 1927, no. 346); Michael Friedsam (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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