Attributed to Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (Flemish (worked in Italy), 1529–1608)
Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy
29.84 x 24.76 cm (11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)
Silver corpus, finely chiseled and tooled.
This Corpus, or body of Christ crucified, was made for private devotion and prayer. Cast in silver, it is also a precious object and finished in exquisite detail, as seen in the smooth musculature, precise rendering of the hair, and textured loincloth.
Private collection. By 1982, Black-Nadeau, Ltd., London; 1982, sold by Black-Nadeau, Ltd., to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1982)
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund and Gift of Randolph J. Fuller