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Southern German, mid-14th century
CRUCIFIX
Estimate
10,00015,000
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49
Southern German, mid-14th century
CRUCIFIX
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Southern German, mid-14th century
CRUCIFIX
gilt bronze, on a gilt copper cross
Corpus: 16cm., 6¼in.
cross: 26cm., 10¼in.
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Provenance

Georg Schuster, Munich, by 1937;
his sale, Julius Böhler, Munich, 17 and 18 March 1938, lot 296;
private collection, Germany

Literature

H. Wilm, Die Sammlung Georg Schuster, Munich, 1937, p. 37, no. 8 and pl. 2, fig. 8

Catalogue Note

The present crucifix was localised in Bohemia by Wilm in 1937 (op. cit.), however a German origin is more likely. The stylised ribcage and bent arms are seen in Southern German metal corpora, including examples in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (inv. no. MA 226) and the Liebieghaus, Frankfurt (inv. no. 1002).

RELATED LITERATURE
H. Weihrauch, Die Bildwerke in Bronze und anderen Metallen, cat. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1956, p. 9, no. 14; W. Schenkluhn (ed.), Nachantike kleinplastische Bildwerke, Band I, Mittelalter, cat. Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, Melsungen, 1987, pp. 153-155, no. 92

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