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Head of Christ
  • Claude Mellan
    born: Abbeville, France ; died: Paris, France
  • Head of Christ, 1649
  • Where object was made: France
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 432 x 318 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 17 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0041

Head image of Jesus composed of a single continuous line of meticulously gradated thickness, moving in an outward spiral from the nose.