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Corpus and Cross:Chest
Corpus and Cross:Chest
The artist carved delicate lines for the muscles in the fine-grained boxwood, a common sculpting material in Northern Europe. While the fine grain of the wood is visible, the vertical line running down the chest is a crack.


Unknown
Corpus: Flemish, 1680 - 1720; Cross: French, 1765 - 70
Boxwood figure on a cross of oak veneered with ebony, inlaid with brass, and adorned with gilt brass mounts
19 x 18 in.
82.SD.138