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Head of Christ

Date:
model late 15th century (cast 18th or 19th century)
Culture:
Italian, Rome (?)
Medium:
Copper alloy with a silvered surface; pierced at the top; lead-plugged hole under the INRI-tablet.
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.8 cm, wt. 179.49 g.
Classification:
Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1336
Not on view
This plaquette portrays the bust of Christ with a cruciform halo. This late and crude cast is from the eighteenth or nineteenth century. It is a variation of another plaquette in the Lehman Collection: 1975.1.1335.
Robert Lehman, New York
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