Europe, Spain, ca. 17th century CE. Hand carved and painted depiction of a crucified Christ donning a plaited crown of thorns and a loin cloth that still shows some gilding and pigment, finely rendered with realistic emaciation, long majestic proportions, and a peaceful visage that emphasizes his humanity. Christ's tranquil countenance appears to serenely signify the injustice of the crucifixion, despite the blood flowing from his wounds and the wooden nail driven through his feet. A superb example of Baroque religious sculpture, masterfully carved with pigment remaining on the surface, mounted upon an attractive chocolate brown velvety fabric matt lined with an embroidered foliate border. Size: figure measures 11" H (27.9 cm); matt measures 7" W x 14.25" H (17.8 cm x 36.2 cm)
Provenance: Ex - private collection, Los Angeles, California.
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