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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:Carrying the Cross from the series The Passion of Christ
Date Made:before 1619
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.4 cm x 23.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 8.6 cm x 5.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Iesus baiulans sibi crucem / exiuit in eum qui dicitur / Caluariae locum. Ioann. 19. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buschere ; INSCRIPTION: verso of secondary support, upp. ctr. (pen and brown ink): 1060 ; WATERMARK: recto of secondary support, lwr. ctr.: Ruse & Turners
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.1.11
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Christ kneels with the cross on his proper left shoulder and with a raised hand addressses (blesses?) St. Veronica to his right. Mary is on the left edge and behind her is Pilate on a horse.

Christianity; religion; crosses; crucifixions

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