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The Crucifixion
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The Crucifixion


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Christ is dead on a tau-cross with the titulus INRI. At the left St. John and one of the Marys assist the swooning Virgin. Another holy woman stands in adoration of Christ. On the right, Mary Magdalene kneels and embraces the shaft of the cross. The Centurion, lifting his left arm in a contrapposto gesture to bear witness that Christ is truly the son of God, is represented as a youth with a feathered cap, a short-sleeved doublet, slashed breeches, and round-toed shoes. Nearby, an elderly helmeted man bearing a shield adorned with a cusped mask carries a lance over his right shoulder. Beyond is another youth wearing a scroll-embroidered doublet and slashed breeches, and a group of soldiers with lances and a swelling banner. In the background are clusters of trees, a hillock and the city of Jerusalem, The sky is studded with stars.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
4/13/1964Treatmentcleaned; coated
5/18/1965Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
ca. 1530-1535 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.204
Measurements
H: 4 15/16 x W: 4 3/16 in. (12.5 x 10.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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