Corpus

Italian (Florence)
Renaissance
about 1600–10
Attributed to Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (Flemish (worked in Italy), 1529–1608)


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

29.84 x 24.76 cm (11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1982.210

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

Private collection. By 1982, Black-Nadeau, Ltd., London; 1982, sold by Black-Nadeau, Ltd., to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1982)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund and Gift of Randolph J. Fuller