Salvador Dali’s bas-reliefs

Two bas-relief sculptures by Salvador Dali came in to be authenticated, cleaned, and to have custom frames built to help display them. Christ of Saint John of the Cross was done in white gold, and The Last Supper was done in either 22 karat or 23 karat gold.

Dali’s inspiration for the Christ of Saint John of the Cross came from a drawing by Saint John, a Catholic mystic and Carmelite Friar, in which he depicted Christ’s crucifixion. In the background, Dali added a ferry to represent the transportation of Christ’s soul to the afterlife, as well as a portrait of himself as a crippled man, seen leaning on a staff, and next to him a young child, which some believe represents the generation to come and their duty to carry on the Biblical message.

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