Descent from the Cross
Artist Giacomo Manzu (Italian, 1908–1991)
Object Place: Europe, Italy
28.89 x 27.94 cm (11 3/8 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
 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.
Bequest of Rowland Burdon-Muller