Flemish second half 15th century
A Flemish carved wood depiction of the pensive Christ, second half 15th century
Carved three-quarters in the round and partially freestanding. Minimal remains of former polychromy. A devotional work designed for a frontal and slightly lowered viewpoint. This piece depicts Christ resting on a stone during the passion. He is clothed only in a perizonium and the crown of thorns, and rests His feet upon the purple cloak draped over the stone next to Him. He would presumably originally have held the instruments of the flagellation in His bound hands.
Wear with minor losses, especially to the right side of the crown of thorns. Mounted on a moulded wooden socle. Height 35.5 cm (without plinth).