Christ the Redeemer

Artist:
Antonio Novelli (Italian, Pisa 1600–1662 Florence)
Date:
ca. 1650
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Carrara marble
Dimensions:
Overall (wt. confirmed): 36 1/8 × 34 × 18 in., 862 lb. (91.8 × 86.4 × 45.7 cm, 391 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.596
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 550
The bust was probably originally placed high in a niche. Its provenance is from the Villa Camerata outside Florence, which had earlier belonged to the Verrazzano, Albizi and Pucci families.
Mrs. Alfred Charles Hall ; to Holy Trinity ; Holy Trinity Church, Florence , until 1965-66 when church was ceded to a Valdensian Evangelical community and its possessions dispersed; [ Salander-O'Reilly Galleries , New York ] ; [ creditors of Salander-O'Reilly Galleries , represented by Kristin Gary Fine Art ] ; [ Kristin Gary Fine Art , New York, until 2011; sold to MMA ]