Lot 39: Magnificent carved, polychrome and gilt oak relief. Flemish School. Meche
October 27, 2016
Barcelona, SpainLive Auction
Magnificent carved, polychrome and gilt oak relief. Flemish School. Mechelen workshop. Gothic. 15th century. "The Crucifixion of Christ"
Possibly one of the reliefs that made up an altarpiece of the Passion of Christ. In the scene a total of thirteen people, six horses and a dog give this relief great movement, realism and narrative thanks to their different postures, from one side to the other, to their gestures and various attitudes. Finished with minute attention to detail in the rich brocade of the clothing, the headgear and the decoration on the horses. In the scene, in which the figure of Christ is missing, Mary Magdalene, on her knees, hugs the cross in pain, and at the other side we observe the soldier with the lance in his hand with which he pierced Jesus´ side. 50 x 49 x 9 cm.