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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:German
Title:Crucifixion of Christ
Date Made:16th century
Type:Print
Materials:Woodcut
Place Made:Europe; Germany
Measurements:Mount: 8 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in; 22.225 cm x 17.4625 cm; sheet: 8 9/16 in x 6 3/4 in; 21.74875 cm x 17.145 cm; image: 8 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in; 21.59 cm x 16.8275 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (printed, black ink, within image): Vere filius dei erat iste [This was truly the son of God] ; INSCRIPTION: verso, throughout (printed, black ink): [German text]
Accession Number:  MH 1997.14.46
Credit Line:Gift of the estate of Eileen Paradis Barber (Class of 1929)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Crucifixion scene. Christ on cross in center with figures filling foreground and no sense of depth or space. To right is the Virgin Mary with St. John and Mary Magdalene. Two more haloes are visible behind those of the mentioned saints. The rest of the scene is filled with soldiers whose many spears and weapons fill the top third of the composition. Skull at base of cross. Figure to right holds a sponge on a stick. A banderole above the heads of the saints reads in Latin "Vere filius dei erat iste", "This was truly the son of God". Verso completely covered in German text.

Tags:
biblical; Christianity; crucifixions

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