COMPASSIONATE CHRIST OF SCULPTED WOOD, 16TH CENTURY

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Statuette of Christ with bonds aka "Christ de Pitié" (Compassionate Christ) in polychrome, sculpted wood.

He is wearing a crown of thorns in the Flemish style and seated on a tunic strewn across a table surface. His hands and feet are bound by rope.

16th Century.

Accidents on the polychrome and loss, notably on the forehead, hands and rope.

Height: 24 cm (9-1/2 in.), Width: 13,5 cm (5-1/4 in.)


This scene, untold by the Gospels, only appeared in iconography at the end of 14th Century. The Christ is represented before the crucifixion but after the climbing the Calvary. The tunic in which He is seated upon is the one He was forced to wear for ridicule by Pontius Pilate.

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