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Gold-plated silver cross circa 1600

Signature : Workshop of Gentili da Faenza?
Époque : 17th century
Matériaux : Gold plated silver , silver, silver plated copper , gems
Dimensions : l. 10.04 inch X H. 16.14 inch
Disponibilité : Vendu

Silver gilt cross,Rome,circa 1600. Circle of Antonio Gentili da Faenza( 1519-1609).
The cross is engraved on both sides with foliated foliage, delimited on the edges by a rosary motif.
At the four extremities, rich spandrels, containing agglomerated glass suggesting the attributes of the Evangelists (the eagle of St. John is particularly noticeable). The lower one has been changed for a representation of the Paschal Lamb.
The dove and the phylactery are made of silver.
The Christ, in silver plated copper, can be compared to the work of Antonio Gentili da Faenza and his workshop. He was a goldsmith’s son, who reached the highest circles of the society in his time and was received master of the guild of the Eternal City in 1552.
it’s hard to pinpoint, he is inspired by a repertoire of artists such as Michelangelo, Guiglielmo della Porta. He was commissioned by the Médicis and theCardinal Farnese to create numerous works, including the one considered to be his ..