A very fine ivory figure of Christ Crucified probably Flemish, late 17th century
Christian Theuerkauff, Die Bildwerke in Elfenbein des 16. – 19. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1986
This very fine Corpus Christi appears to have been carved by the same hand as the one preserved in the Berlin State Museum and described by Theuerkauff as Italo-Flemish, late 17th/early 18th century. Also carved as the Christo vivo, the author draws comparison to the type invented by Alessandro Algardi circa 1645/46, and to the Crucifixion painted by Sir P.P. Rubens in Antwerp. A Flemish origin for artist is suggested, clearly under Italian influence.