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Crucifix


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The figure of Christ is fastened to the Cross by blackened nails driven into the hands and feet. Christ's head is tilted and turned somewhat to the left, the same direction in which the body falls. The loincloth is knotted on the right, and a swag is looped to cover the groin. Above is the "titulus," with the inscription INRI; below is an Adam's skull and one tibia. The general composition suggests an 18th-century prototype, whereas such traits as the slight body, the restrained, sentimental facial expression, and the superficial treatment of the lance woulnd indicate a late 19th-century date.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/10/1982Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
late 19th century
Medium
ivory figure on velvet
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.482
Measurements
figure: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); cross: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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