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Crucifix - Crucifix

Crucifix

  • Object:

    Crucifix

  • Place of origin:

    Granada (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1670-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mora, José de (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and painted wood; fabric soaked in glue; hawthorns

  • Museum number:

    323-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This sensitively carved crucifix, particularly the anguished face of Christ, is typical of the work of the Granada sculptor José de Mora. Although the crucifix is of wood, the loincloth is fabric soaked in glue (tela encolada), while the crown of thorns is made from real hawthorns. Such techniques are typical of Spanish sculpture at this date.

Physical description

The very sensitively carved crucifix is of wood, the white loincloth is fabric soaked in glue (tela encolada) and the crown of thorns is made from real hawthorns.
Christ is nailed to the cross, the head upturned with open eyes and mouth.

Place of Origin

Granada (made)

Date

ca. 1670-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Mora, José de (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and painted wood; fabric soaked in glue; hawthorns

Dimensions

Height: 91.44 cm, Width: 47 cm

Object history note

Bought by John Charles Robinson in 1863 from Cipriano Aguilar, Granada for £25 5s. 3d.

Descriptive line

Crucifix with Jesus Christ, painted wood, by José de Mora, Spain, Granada, ca. 1670-1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1864 In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 18
Trusted, Marjorie. Spanish Sculpture. Catalogue of the Post-Medieval Spanish Sculpture in Wood, Terracotta, Alabaster, Marble, Stone, Lead and Jet in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1996, pp. 106-108, cat. no. 47

Materials

Wood; Fabric; Glue; Hawthorn

Techniques

Carving; Painting

Subjects depicted

Cross

Categories

Christianity; Religion; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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