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Crucifix

Date:
ca. 1125–50
Geography:
Made in vicinity of Salzburg, Austria
Culture:
Austrian
Medium:
Limewood and birch with traces of paint (corpus); spruce with traces of paint (cross)
Dimensions:
Overall (Cross with base): 37 3/8 x 23 1/4 x 9 in. (95 x 59 x 22.9 cm) Cross and Corpus without base: 33 7/16 x 23 1/4 x 3 11/16 in. (85 x 59 x 9.4 cm) Corpus only: 19 15/16 x 17 9/16 x 3 1/8 in. (50.6 x 44.6 x 7.9 cm) Cross only: 33 7/16 x 23 1/4 x 9/16 in. (85 x 59 x 1.5 cm) Base only: 3 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 9 in. (10 x 30 x 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.129
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 4
His eyes wide open, Jesus appears alive on this Cross, a symbol of the belief that he conquered death. Too large to be a processional cross, this crucifix may have been mounted on a beam or screen of a small church.
Innsbrucker Kunstgewerbem(1884) ; Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum ; Dr. Peter Hierzenberger ; Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London (April 3, 1984, no. 30)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Fourteenth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1983, through June 30, 1984." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 114 (1984). p. 40.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1984-1985 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1985). pp. 10-11.

Parker, Elizabeth C. "Recent Major Acquisitions of Medieval Art by American Museums." Gesta 24, no. 4 (1985). p. 172, fig. 13.

Little, Charles T. "Romanesque Sculpture in North American Collections. XXVI. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Part VI: Auvergne, Burgundy, Central France, Meuse Valley, Germany." Gesta 26, no. 2 (1987). no. 16, pp. 167-68, fig. 18.

Husband, Timothy B., and Charles T. Little. Europe in the Middle Ages. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. 58, p. 66.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at The Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 46, no. 3 (Winter 1988-1989). p. 6, fig. 8.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 74, pp. 60–61.



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