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An impressive 17th century Indo-Portuguese Cristo Vivo
An impressive 17th century Indo-Portuguese Cristo Vivo - Religious Antiques Style Renaissance An impressive 17th century Indo-Portuguese Cristo Vivo - An impressive 17th century Indo-Portuguese Cristo Vivo - Renaissance
Ref : 96263
1 995 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Portugal
Medium :
Wood
Dimensions :
L. 15.75 inch X H. 20.87 inch
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An impressive 17th century Indo-Portuguese Cristo Vivo

Cristo Vivo
17th century; probably Indo-Portuguese
Approximate size: 53 x 40 cm

A superbly carved and dramatically expressive crucifix whose balletic form and forward-facing gesture expresses an emotional depth both resigned and powerful. The shape of the present corpus suggests a worker accustomed to carving curved ivory horns, shaping them into corpora and other figures. Its stylistic quality pertains to the frequently encountered ivory corpora carved in Goa (former Portuguese colony in India).

The sculptor responsible for this corpus may have been from Lisbon, familiar probably with Filipe de Vries’ crucifix kept at the Monastery of Jeronima in Lisbon.

Losses, damages and replacements commensurate with age. A condition report is available on request.

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