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Anointment of the Dead Christ

Probably cast by Fra Domenico Portigiani
After a model by Giambologna (Netherlandish, Douai 1529–1608 Florence)
ca. 1588–96
Italian, Florence
Overall: 10 7/16 × 11 1/4 in. (26.5 × 28.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
Not on view
This scene is a replica of one of a series of reliefs on the bronze grille by Pietro Francavilla that encloses the Stone of Unction in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, commissioned by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici in 1588. Fra Domenico Portigiani was paid in 1596 for the casting of relief on the grille.
[ Howell , until 1955; sold to MMA ]
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