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European Art
Artist: Camillo Rusconi, Italian, Rome, 1658–1728

Crucified Christ

ca. 1690–1700

Gilt bronze

Corpus: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.)
Gift of Laila Twigg-Smith, by exchange; the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund; and the Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund
Gilt-bronze crucifixes were the most common luxury sculpture commissions throughout Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The present bronze, intended for a private altar, is remarkable for its size and its exceptional quality, most notably in the anatomical sophistication of the figure, the delicate modeling of musculature, and the finely tooled surfaces that differentiate the textures of hair, cloth, and skin. The wooden cross on which the corpus now hangs is old but not original to it.
On view
Italian, Rome
17th–18th century

Said to have come from the collection of the Princes Chigi in Rome; private collection, Germany; Alex Wengraf Ltd., London; Dr. Arther Sackler [place]; Arthur Sackler Foundation.

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