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Creator Nationality: European; Western European; Christian
Creator Dates/Places: northern Italy
Creator Name-CRT: Said to be from a monastery near Treviso
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1180
Creation End Date: 1230
Creation Date: 1180?1230
Creation Place: Said to be from a monastery near Treviso
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: wood with traces of paint
Dimensions: Not Available
Description: Rather than emphasizing his pain and suffering on the cross, this image presents Christ in glory, alive, eyes wide open. He wears a full-length robe connoting his kingly and priestly rank. This type of crucifix is known as the Volto Santo (Holy Face). It is a copy of a sculpture in Lucca, Italy. The Lucca crucifix was likely made in the 700s, but medieval legend held that it was made by Nicodemus, a disciple of Jesus who witnessed the Crucifixion.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 47.100.54
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1947
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.47.100.54
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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