(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

The Dead Christ

Bronze, 58 x 56 cm
Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Padua

This relief was executed for the High Altar of the Basilica.

Two angels appear behind the torso of the dead Christ, holding a cloth. The expression of grief are comparatively restrained. Instead of despair and pain, there is a feeling of helplessness.