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"Christ on the Cross" with altar and Holy Stairs

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Title

"Christ on the Cross" with altar and Holy Stairs

Subject

Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Jesus Christ--Crucifixion--Art.

Description

Considered by Fredericks to be “his greatest challenge,” the figure of Christ took him four years to complete. Funded by contributions from over 10,000 summer visitors to the shrine, the twenty-eight foot corpus symbolizes a Christ on the cross who is still living. Fredericks chose to depict the figure without a crown of thorns or a spear wound in its side. In this design, he “wanted to eliminate the suffering and agony for the observer and give the face an expression of great peace and strength.”

Creator

Hartwick, Maurice C.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 5, Folder 20

Date

n.d.

Rights

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Relation

V-05-20

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

1622

Coverage

Indian River (Mich.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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