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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Name-CRT: Spanish
Title: Crucifix
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1150
Creation End Date: 1200
Creation Date: ca. 1150-1200
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture-wood
Materials and Techniques: Corpus: white oak and pine with polychromy, gilding, and applied stones; Cross: red pine, polychromy
Dimensions: 8 ft. 6 1/2 in. x 6 ft. 9 3/4 in. (259 x 207.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 35.36ab
Credit Line: Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1935

Wearing the golden crown of the King of Heaven, Christ is shown in triumph over death. This image of the living Christ on the cross is often found in Romanesque Spain. With much of its original color intact, the figure is enhanced by extensive gilding of the hems and the use of simulated jewels as well as large polished stones. As the convent from which this poignant image comes was not founded until the fourteenth century, the crucifix was probably made for the nearby Romanesque church that still stands at Astudillo.

AMICA ID: MMA_.35.36ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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