Private Collection (Belgium)
Private Collection [sold, Sotheby's, London, April 7, 1987, lot 44, to Rainer Zietz Limited.]
Rainer Zietz Limited, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1987.
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Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum North Pavilion, Gallery N103
Bust of Christ
Montelupo, Italy (Place Created)
60.3 × 59.7 × 26 cm (23 3/4 × 23 1/2 × 10 1/4 in.)
When he presented Jesus to the Jews demanding his Crucifixion, Pontius Pilate cried Ecce homo(Behold the man). The words Ecce Homohave come to signify a type of devotional image that depicts Jesus after the scourging, crowned with a wreath of thorns, and with his face typically gaunt and drawn as he goes to his death. In this
A sculptor from Tuscany and a ceramic artist who did the glazing and firing probably collaborated on this piece. The shiny glazes and
Burlington Magazine 129 (March 1987), ill. p. 1.
Il giornale dell'arte, no. 45 (1987), p. 90, fig. 50.
"Acquisitions/1987." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 16 (1988), p. 180, no. 77.
Warren, Jeremy, and Jon Whiteley. Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Vol. 2, Sculptures in Stone, Clay, Ivory, Bone and Wood (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), p. 438, under no. 117.