Calvario

Copied Caban group, Calvario, ca. 1875-1900, carved and painted wood and metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.30A-B
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Artwork Details

Title
Calvario
Artist
Caban group
Date
ca. 1875-1900
Dimensions
overall: 19 3410 349 78 in. (50.027.325.2 cm.) crucifix and base: 19 3410 349 78 in. (50.027.325.2 cm.) Virgin: 8 383 344 14 in. (21.39.610.8 cm.) 
Credit Line
Teodoro Vidal Collection
Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood and metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion — New Testament — Mary
  • Religion — New Testament — Crucifixion
Object Number
1996.91.30A-B

Artwork Description

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.