Figure of Christ from a Deposition Group

British (?)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

This group probably originates from a reliquary chasse or altarpiece. The English attribution is based upon comparisons with excavated metalwork and manuscript illuminations. Most English metalwork was melted down as a result of the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 and the rise of Puritanism in the 1600s.

Figure of Christ from a Deposition Group, Copper alloy, gilt, British (?)

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