The third Cristo Portacroce Giustiniani, will be made in the Carrarina area, with white Carrara marble from the hands of the Argentine sculptor Cristi.
The unfinished work of maestro Buonarotti will be born 500 years after the second version.
Since the first version, the original one, commissioned in 1514 by Metello Vari, was abandoned due to a black vein revealed on the face of Christ during processing.
Thus Michelangelo began to dedicate himself to the second version that was finished in a mediocre way by the artists Pietro Urbano and Federico Frizzi, and then thought of creating a third one, to satisfy the client and friend, who in the meantime had satisfied himself with the first version received as a gift. .