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His head turned up to heaven, his arms up stretched, in the manner of Alessandro Algardi
Heavy partially hollow cast
Size: 26cm high, 19cm wide – 10¼ ins high, 7½ ins wide
The question of whether Christ’s feet were fixed to the cross separately with two nails as here, or together with one nail was much discussed in the 17th century. The two nail solution was more popular with artists in France and Spain than in Italy although the Italian sculptor Algardi preferred to represent the feet in this way.