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Christ Bearing the Cross
  • Francesco Fanelli
    active circa 1608–1661
    died: England, United Kingdom ; active: Italy
  • Christ Bearing the Cross, mid 1600s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width: 16.1 x 24.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 5/16 x 9 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 10 x 13 in
  • Gift of Allan Gerdau
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0090.a
Label Text

Plaque depicting Christ bearing the cross. There is a standing figure on the left who is holding a spiked club in his proper right hand. There is a male figure in the center who is kneeling on the ground and supporting a large cross on his proper left shoulder. There are figures standing to the back and sides of this central figure. The frame holding the plaque is octagonal.