Alvise Tagliapetra, attributed to
A carved marble figure of Mary Magdalene mourning attributed to Alvise Tagliapietra
Carrara marble. This high relief depicts the veiled head of a young woman against a plain background. The manner in which she is turned to face upwards indicates that the figure may represent Mary Magdalene mourning beneath the cross. The sculptor Alvise Tagliapetra, who was documented in Venice as of 1697 and whose main work is the altarpiece in the Croatian town of Zara, produced between 1717 and 1728, has been suggested as the possible author of the work.
Very minimal wear. 37.5 x 31 x 9 cm.
South German private collection.