Corpus
A small Olive Wood Corpus Christi, probably Spanish, for personal devotion, circa 1520, of wonderful expressive quality. It is proportionately quite elongated and the knees of Christ are encrusted with semi-precious stones. The carving of the head, the bifurcated beard, and the perizonium are highly detailed and beautifully executed. There is a Flemish “feel” to this piece probably reflective of Spanish Rule of the Netherlands at this time and with the consequent movement of craftsmen across its territories.
Dimensions
Height 35.00 cm (13.78 inches)
Width 9.50 cm (3.74 inches)
Depth 6.50 cm (2.56 inches)
Stock Code
2796
Medium
Wood
Shaw Edwards Antiques

Shaw Edwards Antiques
Reading, Berkshire.
Also Edenbridge Galleries
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