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manner of Georg Petel (1601/2 - 1634)
German, 18th Century
AN IVORY FIGURE OF CHRIST AT THE COLUMN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,800 GBP
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manner of Georg Petel (1601/2 - 1634)
German, 18th Century
AN IVORY FIGURE OF CHRIST AT THE COLUMN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,800 GBP
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manner of Georg Petel (1601/2 - 1634)
German, 18th Century
AN IVORY FIGURE OF CHRIST AT THE COLUMN
the standing Christ with his bound hands leaning on the column, with later halo, on later ivory and ebonised wood socle and base 
overall: 34cm., 13 3/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

The present model is inspired by Georg Petel's Ecce Homo in Augsburg Cathedral. The wrists tied and held to the proper left and the head tilted down to the proper right as well as the position of the feet with left foot forward are all reminiscent of the Augsburg figure. The figure was re-interpreted as a Christ at the column by Petel's follower David Heschler (1611-1667) in a comparable ivory figure now in the Museum des Kunsthandwerks in Leipzig, illustrated in Feuchtmayr & Schädler (figs. 211 & 212). Another anonymous follower produced a Christ at the Column inspired by Petel's Ecce Homo, with an inverted baluster column like that seen in the present model, also illustrated in Feuchtmayr & Schädler (fig. 162).

RELATED LITERATURE
Feuchtmayr & Schädler, figs. 111, 162, 211& 212

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