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Corpus (Front)

Corpus (Front)
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Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst

Inv. 27/72


Height: 150mm
Width: 36mm
Depth: 22mm

Crucified Christ.

Darmstadt and Munich 1999 and Museum's opinion 2010: Paris, c. 1260-1270.
Guérin 2009: Paris, 1260s.


Polychromy - Gilding
Extensive traces of gilding and polychromy: gold (hair and decorative pattern along the hems); green (crown of thorns); red (blood).

Object Condition
Missing: arms of Christ.

Schwartz collection, Mönchengladbach. Kofler-Truniger collection, Lucerne: acquired in 1972 by the Museum.

H. Schnitzler, 'Ein Kruzifix aus Walroßzahn', in Festchrift für Erich Meyer zum 60. Geburtstag (Hamburg, 1959), pp. 84-87 (p. 87).
P. Thoby, Le Crucifix des origines au Concile de Trente. Étude iconographique. Supplément (Nantes, 1963), p. 29, pl. CCXI.
Große Kunst des Mittelalters aus Privatbesitz, ed. by H. Schnitzler, exhibition catalogue, Cologne, Schnütgen Museum, 1960, no. 16.
Meisterwerke aus Elfenbein der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, exhibition catalogue, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum and Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, 1999, no. 37.
S. M. Guérin, 'Tears of Compunction': French Gothic Ivories in Devotional Practice (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Toronto, 2009), pp. 168-169, fig. 3-46.


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