Crucifixion and Resurrection, 16th century alabaster from Malines


Two alabaster panels representing the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ, Mechelen, 16th century.

The two scenes, which follow the traditional iconography, are animated by numerous characters. The Crucifixion immortalizes a dying Christ, his head bowed, flanked by the two thieves; at the foot of the cross the Virgin supported by John and Mary Magdalene kneeling with two soldiers; in the Resurrection, Christ stands above the guardian soldiers who recoil in terror, covering their faces so as not to be blinded by its splendor.
The two scenes are often found in pairs in the production of Mechelen; the great depth of these painstakingly sculpted panels, capable of giving an impression of movement to the scenes represented, belong to the oldest production in Mechelen. We are in the 16th century, very close to the work of Jacob Verhulst, sculptor active in Mechelen at the beginning of the 16th century.

The alabaster is covered with a dark, brownish patina, a patina of secular origin that has never been removed.
Old restorations.
Enclosed in late ebony and hard stone frames.


Frames cm 34.5 x 30
Plates cm 19 x 15

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