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ID number:  BIRBI-2000.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Marinali, Orazio (1643-1720)
Title / Object name:  Christ as the Man of Sorrows
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Vicenza
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  about 1690
Materials:  Marble relief
Measurements:  35 x 28.5 cm
Provenance:  In an English private collection untill 1999 when it was purchased by Daniel Katz Ltd.; purchased from Daniel Katz Ltd, London, May 2000

Orazio Marinali was the leading member of a prominent family of sculptors in Vicenza, near Venice, which specialised in religious images. Orazio’s sculptures are often of extreme emotional intensity, as in this extraordinary relief carving, which is particularly moving. Equally remarkable is Marinali’s virtuoso technique, best evidenced in the deep drilling of the hair, and his eccentric approach to anatomy; the exaggerated form of the ear is something of a trademark in his work. This is among the finest work in the Barber's sculpture collection.

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