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Title:The Crucifixion
Date Made:Late 15th century
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:Panel: 19 x 10 1/4 in; 48.3 x 26 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.234
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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"The central figure of this art piece is Jesus Christ in white, affixed to a brown cross with nails visible in his hands and feet. The capitalized letters “INRI” are carved on at the very top of the cross. Above him is an arch with a cherub on either side. To the upper left side and below Jesus are three winged angels draped in white, collecting his blood into golden cups. At the bottom left side of the cross, the Virgin Mary is portrayed in a blue robe with a headscarf and golden halo around her head. At the bottom right side of the cross, St. John, the Baptist, is portrayed in a red robe, seemingly holding onto a book. A skull and bones are scattered on a green background at the base of the cross. The window's outer frame is segmented by black lead into panels, the upper section containing a golden-yellow background with a floral pattern, and the bottom section featuring a clear glass banner outlined in golden for potential inscription. (Wasifa Orthy '26)

angels; biblical; Christianity; shape; symbolism; trees; narrative; crucifixions; deaths; skulls; bones; saints; symmetry

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