L12231

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Lot 3
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Central Italian, probably Tuscan, 12th century

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Corpus Christi
  • gilt bronze
  • Central Italian, probably Tuscan, 12th century

Catalogue Note

This corpus fits into a group of Italian bronze corpora of which only a small number of examples survive. Bronzes from the group can be recognised by a perezonium which is split at the knees and a neatly modelled knot in the shape of a figure-eight on the cingulum. The present figure stands out for the forceful attitude of the body and the fine formal arrangement of the hair. A nearly identical corpus in the Diocesan Museum in Pistoia is illustrated by Bloch (op.cit., no. VI F 13). The reverse is also consistent with Italian corpora from this date: see for example Bloch, no. VI F 9.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Bloch, Romanische Bronzekruzifixe, Berlin, 1992, pp. 265-266 and 268-270, pl. 129 and 170, nos. VI F 9 and 13

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