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Statue of the dead Christ

Congregation of the SS. Crucifix - Diocese of Ragusa

Vittoria - RG

The Christ, dating back to the eighteenth century, is of exquisite workmanship and great expressiveness, despite being produced in simple papier-mâché. To represent the moment of the crucifixion with greater realism, the simulacrum has articulated arms by means of two bellows, inside which there are two springs made up of intertwined olive rods, as was found during the restoration in 1982.

Dead Christ - (Sicily)

  • Congregation of the SS. Crucifix

    Typology:  Statue

    Measures:  cm 

    Dating: sec  XVIII 

    Author: 

    Matter and technique:  Papier mache 

    Subject:  Dead Christ

    Description:  The Christ, dating back to the eighteenth century, is of exquisite workmanship and great expressiveness, despite being produced in simple papier-mâché. To represent the moment of the crucifixion with greater realism, the simulacrum has articulated arms by means of two bellows, inside which there are two springs made up of intertwined olive rods, as was found during the restoration in 1982.

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