Christ Crucified between the Virgin and Saint John, 14th century
Onyx; mounted, probably in France in the 17th century, as a pendant in gold with enamel and rock crystal; 1 1/8 x 13/16 in. (28 x 21 mm)
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.59)
In the Middle Ages, familiar typologies evolved and were constantly refined in accordance with stylistic changes. The fourteenth-century Crucified Christ between the Virgin and Saint John follows a relatively static convention.