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18th Century Italian Crucifix with Malachite, Calcite, and Raspberry Garnet

About the Item

18th century Italian crucifix mounted on green malachite, calcite with fluorite, and raspberry garnet. The piece is adorned with Carnelian pebbles and garnet. The minerals are from all around the world - the green malachite is from Congo, the calcite crystal with fluorite is from Spain, the raspberry garnet is from Mexico, the carnelian pebbles are from India, and the garnet is from the US. The piece is put together by Jean O'Reilly Barlow, the artist and creative director of Interi. The date of manufacture reflects when she transformed the piece and the period shows that the Italian crucifix is originally 18th century. The 18th century Italian crucifix is preserved and transformed into a figurative, contemporary work of art. With the combination of the precious minerals, the church artifact becomes a sculptural work of historic and organic significance. This piece is currently exhibiting in the Museo de' Medici in Florence, Italy as part of The Crucifix Collection. The Museo de' Medici is located in the monumental Rotonda Brunelleschi which is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Florence. In addition to preserving the history of the Medici dynasty, the museum is also committed to exhibiting precious collections of works of art, historical relics, original documents, faithful reconstructions and multimedia installations.
  • Creator:
    Interi (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 30 in (76.2 cm)Width: 17 in (43.18 cm)Depth: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Style:
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    2024
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Interi transforms Italian artifacts using artistic methods and contemporary interpretations. The Italian crucifix has been put together with the natural elements to create a contemporary work of art. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Dublin, IE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5127139124502
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