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Diptych Leaf with the Crucifixion
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Diptych Leaf with the Crucifixion

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Description The image of the Crucifixion acquired new poignancy during the later Middle Ages, when devotion became more personal and popular guides to meditation emphasized Christ's suffering on the cross. On this panel, the theme of suffering is also reflected in the anguished poses of the Virgin and St. John.
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance Georges Hoentschel, Paris; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, April 1910, Lot 13; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Traces of a gilded inscription on the cross above Christ's head: INRI; [Transcription] I(esus) N(azarenus) R(ex) I(udeorum); [Translation] Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1350-1375 (Medieval)
ivory, traces of gilding
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
5 11/16 x 3 5/16 x 5/16 in. (14.4 x 8.4 x 0.8 cm)
  • Belgium (Place of Origin)
  • Germany (Place of Origin)


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