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Deposition of Christ
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Deposition of Christ


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Description A collector of the time would have greatly appreciated the carver's virtuosity in joining the individual pieces of ivory to create an intricate composition on a relatively large scale, defying ivory's natural limits. By making the edges of the plaques of ivory coincide with the outlines of the figures, the artist ingeniously creates the illusion of continuity.
Provenance Tiffany & Co., New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1670-1680 (Baroque)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.445
Measurements
18 1/8 x 13 9/16 in. (46 x 34.5 cm)
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