Italy, Lombardy. Mid to later 16th century.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 24. Estimate CHF4000.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Plaquette (Bronze, 119 x 86mm, 243 g), by an anonymous northern Italian artist. Christ, his arms bound behind him, a cloak over his shoulders and a cloth over his loins, standing facing at the bottom of a flight of steps, his head turned slightly to left; on the left, a bearded priest, wearing long robes and a turban, stands facing on the step behind, pointing at something held in his hand; on the right, on the step above, a soldier, wearing shorter robes, boots and a wide-brimmed hat, stands facing, holding the fetters that bind Christ, but looking away from him to the right, his face covered by his hat; behind, in the arched doorway at the top of the steps, a crowd of men, some holding pikes. Rev.
Plain, with some areas of incuse behind the high relief areas on the obverse; remains of attachment nails at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. E. Imbert, Le placchette italiane, secoli XV-XIX
(Milan, 1941), 168. F. Rossi, Musei civici di Brescia. Placchette secoli XV-XIX
(Vicenza, 1974), 210. Rare and very well made with a fine olive-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Ex Astarte XVIII, 9 May 2005, 340.