Giovanni Battista Bissoni, called The Veneziano

(Genoa 1600 – 1657)

Crucifix (Alive Christ)

1630 ca.

Ivory, the cross in ebonised pear wood, with silver terminals, the base in Sicilian jasper, h cm 64, total height cm 158

Provenance: Elena of Montenegro, Queen Consort of Italy (1873-1952); marquise Guglielmina Campello della Spina (born Boncompagni Ludovisi, 1881-1973), as a gift from the Queen, c. 1920; Naples, private collection; Rome, private collection

 

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