Antonio Susini worked in the workshop of the Florentine sculptor Giambologna, one of the most important Mannerist sculptors in Italy. From 1580 - until he established his own studio in 1600 - Susini was one of Giambologna’s closest assistants.
This fine bronze sculpture represents Christ tied to a post prior to his flogging. The figure is displayed in contrapposto, with slightly bent legs and his head leaning towards his shoulder. Christ has long flowing hair and his hands are tied behind his back. The column to which he is tied bears the weight of the composition. The statue stands out for its delicacy and elegance as well as refinement of detail that can be seen in the transitions between volumes, the modelling of the drapery, and the facial expression.
(expert opinion: Alessandro Delpriori, PhD, Università di Firenze)