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Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves

Artist:
After a model by Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome) (Christ)
Artist:
Follower of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome) (thieves)
Date:
16th–17th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
(Christ .a, confirmed): 10 3/4 × 8 × 1 13/16 in. (27.3 × 20.3 × 4.6 cm); (Thief .b, confirmed): 9 3/8 × 7 1/4 × 2 3/8 in. (23.8 × 18.4 × 6 cm); (Thief .c, confirmed): 9 1/8 × 8 3/4 × 2 7/8 in. (23.2 × 22.2 × 7.3 cm); (Base and crosses): 31 3/8 x 17 1/2 in. (79.8 x 44.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.28a–d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 536
The Christ is closely related to late drawings by Michelangelo. The thieves were apparently modeled as well as cast by different hands. A close associate who could have been involved is the bronze artist Jacopo del Duca (ca. 1520–1604).
[ Stefano Bardini ] ; [ Schnittjer , 1937; sold to MMA ]
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