SOLDANI BENZI, Massimiliano
(b. 1656, Firenze, d. 1740, Montevarchi)

Christ on the Mount of Olives

c. 1722
Bronze, golden-brown lacquer patina, 65 x 45 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

The unusual iconography of this bronze relief is not based on the Gospel: Christ, praying throughout the night on the Mount of Olives, faints into the arms of two angels.