Crypt, 2016

Crypt, 2016


1. Museum display case, English, 1880s
Oak and glass, with brass hardware, key-lock removable side panels and new linen-covered wood riser; stamped “Holland & Sons, Mount Street, London”
175.3 (h) x 199.4 x 71.8 cm

1.1 Artist’s articulated life-size manikin, French, 19th century
Hand-carved pine, with wooden ball joints and dowels; incised furrowed brow and eyebrows; dimpled chin; sculpted rib cage; fully jointed and articulated fingers
175.3 (h) x 50.8 x 25.4 cm

1.2 Christian rosary, French, mid-19th century
Double strand, pea-beaded rosary suspending brass, three-bar Patriarchal cross and Medal of the Immaculate Conception; brass clip to hold rosary at the waist of traditional Catholic habit, stamped with miniature Medal of the Immaculate Conception design
Overall length: 63.5 cm
Cross: 7.3 (h) x 4.0 x 0.3 cm
Medal of the Immaculate Conception: 3.8 (h) x 3.2 x 0.2 cm
Clip: 6.4 (h) x 1.6 x 1.3 cm

2. Artist’s articulated life-size manikin, French, early 20th century
Hand-carved wood, with wooden ball joints and steel screw dowels; stylized anatomical features
167.6 (h) x 43.2 x 21.6 cm
Provenance: Collection of Eugenio Pellini (Italian, 1869–1934), a prominent sculptor in the Scapigliatura movement

3. Santos figure holding candle, Italian, c. 18th century
Hand-carved wood, with removable head; torso and floor-length skirt carved from single block of wood; articulated at shoulders and elbows; clasped hands carved together holding a lit, 30.5 cm beeswax candle between palms
Custom white-painted wooden plinth
Figure: 149.9 (h) x 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Plinth: 61.0 (h) x 91.4 x 91.4 cm