Crucifix, with joins outlined in black

Crucifix Construction (continued)

Sargent cast the sculpture, which measures approximately 11 x 7.6 feet, in six pieces. He used screws, sunken below the surface of the sculpture, to attach the pieces to the wall. He covered the screw heads with plaster and then gilded or painted them to hide their location. He filled the joins between the pieces with putty.
Crucifix, the join lines between the six sections are digitally enhanced (1999 photo)
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