Rare early 17th century GERMAN painted wooden framed carved. These miniature (counted small size in their own time) altarpieces were the centre of private chapels. And cells of noblemen and clerics and, as such, they formed the focus of their solitary prayers and confessions. The work of the sculptor is remarkable. By exaggerating the size of certain anatomical parts, it amplifies the subject's strength.
The quality of the carving is particularly evident in the facial expression and the fine curls of the face. Alongside the skilful rendering of the anatomy, the figure is also characterised by the naturalistic ponderation.
Of the upper and lower body. With vertical hairline cracks and yellowing. Mounted on a velvet covered wooden panel.
Most of the time only the corpus remained without the frame holding it. Very rare, well preserved original condition, Southern Germany, around 1700. 20k hammered price at several auctions this year!Size of frame : 28 x 33 cm. Gilding and painting is worn. Size of corpus : Height 15 cm, width of arms 10 cm. It can be removed from the frame. The item "Antique Rare early 17th century GERMAN carved Corpus Christi Home Altar Crucifix" is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Crucifixes & Crosses". The seller is "pipacs1010" and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.