Christ showing his wound

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Acquired in 1937 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Raggio, Olga. 'Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum' in Art Bulletin Vol. L. 1968. pp. 100. Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1964. pp.64-5 Borngässer, B. 'Die Apsisdekoration der alten Kathedral zu Salamanca' Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. Vol. XXXI, 2/3, 1987, p.276, illus. p. 269 Gentilini, Giancarlo, I della Robbia, La Scultura Invetriata nel Rinascimento. Florence, 1992, p.31, p.153, note 39. Seymour, Charles Jnr. Sculpture in Italy 1400-1500 (The Pelican History of Art) Harmondsworth, 1966, p.65 Middeldorf, Ulrich 'Some Florentine Painted Madonna Reliefs', in Steelman Sheard, Wendy and Paoletti, John T (ed.)Collaboration in Italian Renaissance Art. New Haven and London, 1978, pp.77, 82, note 8.
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
1425-12-31
date_start
1420-01-01
date_text
1420-1425 (carved)
descriptive_line
Relief, 'Christ showing his wound', terracotta, 1420-1424, Italian
dimensions
Height: 104.1 cm, Width: 61.8 cm, Depth: 23.2 cm, Weight: 64 kg
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Verrocchio's Christ (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 13/03/2003-22/06/2003) Seeing Salvation: The Image of Christ (National Gallery (London) 26/02/2000-07/05/2000) European Art around 1400 (Kunsthistorisches Museum 07/05/1962-31/07/1962)
gallery
Medieval and Renaissance, room 50a
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
This figure originally came from the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, Florence. It was in the lunette of a doorway, and is shown in its original position in a fresco of 1428 by Bicci di Lorenzo; the fresco is still in the Florentine hospital.
id
18269
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:32:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:32:01.000Z
latitude
43.782372
location
Medieval and Renaissance, room 50a, case WN
longitude
11.25499
marks
materials
terracotta
materials_techniques
Painted terracotta, modelled in deep relief, with a flat back
museum_number
A.43-1937
museum_number_token
a431937
object_number
O14798
object_type
Relief
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This deep relief figure of Christ is shown in three-quarter length, gazing downwards to his right. He wears the crown of thorns, and is showing his wound. A figure of Christ, naked except for a loin cloth cut off just above the knees and holding open the wound in his side with both hands. The crown of thorns rests on his hair which falls in long curls over his shoulders. In the centre of the chest is a circular cavity which was found to be filled with sand and in which was a thorn. Traces of original paint. The figure is modelled in half relief, the back being flat and the lower part of the drapery and the top of the beard are left rough.
place
Florence
primary_image_id
2006AN0568
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This figure has been tentatively identified as the figure of Christ once situated over the now-destroyed small doorway leading into the Chiostro delle Ossa, next to the Church of Sant' Egidio within the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence. Christ’s wounds were a focus for devotion. His side wound was especially venerated, and in prayers it was evoked as a refuge for sinners. The hole in the chest of the figure may have housed a relic.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
christ-showing-his-wound-relief-unknown
sys_updated
2014-03-05T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
modelled
title
Christ showing his wound
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1425
year_start
1420