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Spanish or South French, late 12th/ 13th century
CORPUS
ZU LOS SPRINGEN
13
Spanish or South French, late 12th/ 13th century
CORPUS
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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Spanish or South French, late 12th/ 13th century
CORPUS
wood, with traces of polychromy
196 by 138cm., 77 1/8  by 54 1/4 in.
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Provenienz

Christie's, London, 10 December 1996, The Property of a Lady, lot 20;
private collection, Dublin, Ireland

Katalognotizen

A remarkable number of medieval corpora have survived from the areas North and South of the Pyrenees. Two of these, the Christ of 1147 in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, and the corpus in the Descent from the Cross from Sant Joan de les Abadesses can be securely dated as they were consecrated in 1147 and 1251 respectively. They reveal two artistic tendencies: one towards elongation and another towards a more rounded stylised language. The present corpus is closer to the former with its narrow elongated head and drooping body. Comparisons include the figure of Christ from the Descent from the Cross from Santa Maria de Taüll also in the MNAC, note the crossed feet, the long perzonium and stylised rib cage.

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Castiñeiras and J. Camps, Romanesque art in the MNAC collection, Barcelona, 2008, pp. 145-150 and 159

RadioCarbon Dating Measurement Report No. RCD-8228, prepared by G Bird & W Laing for RCD RadioCarbon Dating, East Lockinge, sample taken April 2014, states that the sample of wood taken from the inside of the loincloth dates to between 1045 and 1224 CE (with 95% confidence intervals).

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art

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