VOS, Jan de
(c. 1578-after 1626)

The Descent from the Cross

c. 1610
Silver, cast, chased, embossed, 27 x 21 cm
Stiftsmuseum, Klosterneuburg

The silver relief by Jan de Vos is based on a design by Michelangelo. He created two silver reliefs after a wax-embossed Descent from the Cross by Michelangelo. Formerly believed to be an original by the master, the whereabouts of this wax panel are unknown today. One of the two silver casts by Jan de Vos was presented to Emperor Rudolph II, the other to Frederick I, duke of Württemberg. The relief in Klosterneuburg is probably identical with the latter.