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Lot 1009* - A198 Decorative Arts - Thursday, 30. September 2021, 01.00 PM


Northern Italy, after a work by Galeazzo Mondella (1467–1528), known as Moderno. Later cast, probably 17th century.
Gilt bronze. A multi-figure representation of the Crucifixion. Christ on the cross between the two thieves. Mary Magdalene clinging to the cross. Surrounded by numerous soldiers and guards, and St. John. Mary is sitting on the ground, supported by two women.
H 10.5 cm, W 7.5 cm.

Later cast of a relief plaque, which is attributed to the artist Moderno. Moderno is the pseudonym of a goldsmith who was active in Northern Italy and later in Rome. He signed some pieces with "Opus Moderni". It is believed that the goldsmith Galeazzo Mondella, from Verona, is behind this pseudonym.

Other copies of this plaque are in important collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York (31.33.9), the Victoria & Albert Museum in London or the National Gallery of Art in Washington (National Gallery of Art. Renaissance Bronzes from the Kress Collection. Washington 1951, p. 85.)

CHF 800 / 1 200 | (€ 820 / 1 240)

Sold for CHF 1 375 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.