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ca. 1875-1900 Caban group carved and painted wood and metal overall: 19 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (50.0 x 27.3 x 25.2 cm.) crucifix and base: 19 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (50.0 x 27.3 x 25.2 cm.) Virgin: 8 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (21.3 x 9.6 x 10.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.30A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 21B


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The exaggerated forms of this santo of the crucified Christ with Mary weeping at his feet convey the Virgin’s sorrow. Christ appears larger-than-life because of his disproportionately long, outstretched arms and the diminutive ladder that rests on the left side of the cross.

Keywords

Religion - New Testament - Christ

Religion - New Testament - Crucifixion

Religion - New Testament - Mary

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