Statuette

The Crucifixion

ca. 1700 (made)

Unknown

Height: 44.5 cm [Cross] Width: 12.75 in base [Statuette] Height: 45.5 cm figure

362:0, 1-1901 SCP

Statuette, carved ivory, figure of the crucifixion, probably South Netherlands, ca. 1700

Crucifix; the figure of ivory, the cross of ebonised wood. The cross has a base consisting of seven plain steps, and the three arms are each finished off with a strip of ivory. Christ is shown alive looking upwards to his right; his teeth are visible. The arms are separately carved and fixed to the body. [Cross] Carved ebonised wood cross with a base consisting of seven plain steps, and the three arms are each finished off with a strip of ivory [Statuette] Carved ivory figure of Christ on the cross, gazing upwards, the head leaning towards the right shoulder.

During the seventeen and eighteenth centuries a very considerable number of ivory crucifix figures were carved in Europe but except in the case of the work of a few individual artists it is almost impossible to distinguish between the carvings produced in France, Germany or the Netherlands. This crucifix figure is probably Netherlandish and made in ca. 1700.

Bequeathed by Mr John Wilson, via his executor H.J. Pullen Burry Esq., 12 The Paragon, Bath in 1901.

Bequeathed by Mr J. Wilson

Location: In Storage

View this object on the V&A website