Offered by Gallarus Arts Space
Renaissance Works of Art
A large and very expressive corpus of Cristo Morto most likely carved in the Northern regions of France. Aspects of the stylized ribs and abstracted silhouette of the waist and abdomen recall earlier Romanesque sculpture.
The face is particularly evocative, in the simple delineations of the eyes and broad open mouth one can see remnants of Viking/Celtic design which had lingered longer in Normandy and other regions of Northern France and mingled with Christian imagery.
Notable for its larger size and completeness as a pathos-filled fragment, it can be appreciated as a nearly contemporary art object.