The figures from this Crucifixion group are derived from the Roman tradition of carving which existed in the 17th century, and one can see elements of different strains of that tradition exhibited here. The figure of the Virgin is closely related to the celebrated marble of St. Suzanna, executed by François Duquesnoy between 1626 and 1633 (illustrated in Fransolet, loc. cit). The Suzanna is a fairly restrained, classicising figure and, although the ivory figure of the Virgin has been given a certain added sense of drama through the inclusion of the clutched hands and the dramatically gathered folds of drapery, it still retains an element of restraint. In contrast, the figure of Christ follows more in the tradition of Bernini and his circle, with his expressive face and the dramatically swirling perizonium.