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Sitting Christ on the dome of the Boims’ Chapel

Images

ID:
80
Place
Lviv
Date:
2005
Technique:
Photograph (printed on paper)
Size of the resource:
Unknown
Creator
Krzysztof Grabowski
Collection
Krzysztof Grabowski
Copyright
Krzysztof Grabowski
Publisher
Unknown
Description
This contemporary photograph shows the sculpture of a Mourning Christ in sitting position on the roof of the Boim Chapel. To crown a chapel with a crucufix, like a church, would not have been customary and, at the end of the 16th - beginning of the 17th century the owners of the building (the Boim family) were probably familiar with this iconographic convention and decided to portray the Mourning Christ in a sitting position. There is no comparable sculpture in Lviv.
Tags:
Christ, the Boims’ Chapel
Category:
Architectural details