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Descent from the Cross

Italian
20th century
about 1947–57
Artist Giacomo Manzu (Italian, 1908–1991)


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

28.89 x 27.94 cm (11 3/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1988.209

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Square bronze plaque with rounded edges depicting in relief the nude body of Christ supported under the arms by a male figure behind. Robed figure of (St. John?) clasps Christ’s proper right hand. Mourning female figure (the Virgin?) stands on proper left side. Brass frame around plaque attached at four points.

Provenance

1988.209
By 1968, with Rowland Burdon-Muller (b. 1891-d. 1980), Boston [See Note 1]; 1988, bequest of Rowland Burdon-Muller to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 1988)

NOTE:
[1] The plaque was on loan at the MFA between November 13, 1968 and November 18, 1970, and then between May 7, 1971 and March 23, 1988.

Credit Line

Bequest of Rowland Burdon-Muller