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Figure of Christ - Figure of Christ

Figure of Christ

  • Object:

    Figure of Christ

  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    1400-1500 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper alloy, with gilding.

  • Credit Line:

    Dr W.L. Hildburgh Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Copper alloy with gilding. Head to the right and forward. Right leg on top of left. Christ wears a knee-length waist cloth. The figure is solid not hollow. The arms have been bent forward at a later date and the hands partly broken off. The right shin is cracked.

Place of Origin



1400-1500 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Copper alloy, with gilding.


Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 13.8 cm Across arms; maximum, Depth: 2.8 cm maximum, from head to back

Object history note

Walter Leo Hildburgh purchased this piece at San Sebastián, Northern Spain, in 1915.

Descriptive line

Figure, or corpus, of Christ from a crucifix, the halo missing. Copper alloy, gilded, Spain, 1400-1500.


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