Fine North Italian Genoese Carved Alabaster Torso of the Crucified Christ
Fine North Italian Genoese Carved Alabaster Torso of the Crucified Christ
Fine North Italian Genoese Carved Alabaster Torso of the Crucified Christ
Fine North Italian Genoese Carved Alabaster Torso of the Crucified Christ

Fine North Italian Genoese Carved Alabaster Torso of the Crucified Christ

1500 to 1600 Italian

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A Fine North Italian Genoese Carved Alabaster Torso of the Crucified Christ
Circa 1500

Size: 31cm high, 19cm wide, 14cm deep – 12¼ ins high, 7½ ins wide, 5½ ins deep
39cm high – 15½ ins high (including stand)
The softness of the carving suggests that this figure of Christ was carved in early 16th century Genoa, the city Petrarch called ‘La Superba’. The superb city of palaces, gardens and art whose merchant fleet reigned supreme from Spain to the southern Russian ports of the Black Sea, the city that gave the Spaniards Colombus, but which in return controlled the contents of Spain’s American silver fleets, becoming the Wall Street of the 16th century flowing with money ruled by factions of bankers and oligarchs, populated by rugged individualists and entrepreneurs, and leaving a mark in the fashion industry with its silks and sturdy blue cotton trousers the French called ‘de Gênes’.
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Alabaster
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