Romanesque Crucifix figure by Unknown Artist

Exceptional for its comparatively large size and also for the high quality of its execution - all the details are modelled with incisive crispness and anatomical details.

Details

Medium:
Gilt-bronze
Dimensions:
28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,210 ( Total: £21,210)
Acquired in:
1965
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The beard of two rows of curls turning inwards is particularly unusual as is the foot support in form of a lopped billet; the hair arranged like fish scales and the large hole in the abdomen. Figure thought to be French.

Provenance

Stoclet Collection.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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