France, around 1700
Bronze, solid casting (probably with clay core); the back is sculpted.
H. 53 cm (20.9 inches)
With open eyes and mouth, furrowed brows, the Christ is depicted alive, in a pathetic expression.
The light perizonium covers the imposing musculature of the Son of God. The strength of the anatomical design is complemented by a massive and flawless casting, where a few tool marks enliven the beard and hair.
The pursuit of stability and balance in this type of representation, fully embodies the French classical spirit of the period.