Friday, January 11, 2013

Cristo del Baronio

Tiberio Calcagni (1532–1565)
Cristo del Baronio
The Christ crucified of Cardinal Baronius
The Church of S. Bartolomeo,  Sora (near Frosinone) 

This work is attributed to Tiberio Calcagni (1532–1565) the trusted pupil of Michelangelo. After the death of Michelangelo he was entrusted with completing some of the works of the Master

A native of Sora, the venerable Cardinal Baronius (1538-1607) presented this crucifix to the local Congregation of Charity in Sora in 1564