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Figure of Christ from a Crucifix

Figure of Christ from a Crucifix

Culture Group: French
Culture: French
Date: 18th century (?)
Medium: Fruitwood
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 6 inches (48.3 x 33 x 15.2 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: The Brummer Collection
Label Text:Too small to have been used in a church, this wooden carving was made for private devotional use, perhaps placed in a private chapel or other domestic setting. There are no traces of color, and it may have been originally intended as an unpainted wood piece. The carving is schematic and abstract; note the stylized treatment of the ribs, hair and beard.



Provenance: Maurice Ratton, Paris; purchased July 8, 1937by Ernest [1890-1964] or Joseph [1883-1947] Brummer; by inheritance to Ernest's wife, Ella Brummer; purchased 1966 by Duke University Museum of Art, now Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Object number: 1966.24.1