Large Christ in linden wood with traces of polychromy.
He is represented cruxified (originally probably on a cross), both arms in the air with clenched fists, the head falling slightly to the side while the slightly curved legs are held by the single nail which pierces the two feet.
A very short perizonium, simply held up by a rope, hides her nudity, but reveals the great thinness of her pelvis.
Very good state of conservation, without lack or accident.
Traces of polychromy.
Work from the Germanic countries around 1500-1520.
Total height: 120cm; Body height (head to toe): 96 cm; Width: 83cm
Our opinion :
The sculpture that we present was made to be seen from below.
In accordance with the canons of late Gothic sculpture in Germanic countries, the author has chosen to represent Christ still alive but in agony with half-closed eyes that will soon close.
If the cadaverous leanness of the pelvis and the hardness of the dying face of Jesus are still largely inspired by Gothic works, the swaying hips, the hairstyle and the beard split into two windings prefigure the beginning of the Renaissance.
The expression, the shape of the face, the folds of the perizonium and the anatomical details allow us to place our work with a good master, working in the wake of the great sculptors Niclaus Weckmann and Tilman Riemenschneider.
14 000 €