Crucifix

German
about 1755
Modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763), Made at Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Neudeck, Germany

Dimensions

34.5 x 20.5 cm (13 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.58

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, ebonized wood

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White, lead glazed. Christ crucified with three nails. Figure clothed with loincloth tied loosely at right hip. Crown of thorns rests heavily on the head on dropped right shoulder, eyes and mouth agape.

Markings

none

Provenance

Antique Porcelain Company, New York; sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge