First modelled by Bustelli in 1759, the present example dates from shortly after his death. See the similar example in the Bäuml Collection illustrated by A. Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan, Sammlung Bäuml, Schloss Nymphenburg Catalogue, Munich (Stuttgart, 1997), p. 38, no. 47. Also see Friedrich Hofmann, Geschichte der Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg (Leipzig, 1923), Vol. I. p. 133 for a complete, cased Kreuzigungsgruppe.