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Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John: M.24-1938

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John






Plaque in morse or walrus ivory. The arms of the cross extend to the edge of the rectangular plaque and are of equal width. The figure of Christ has a halo and long hair. His feet rest on a suppedaneum, and the hand of God with first two fingers extended appears in relief above the head of Christ, whilst the half-length figures of the Virgin and St John are expressive of grief. The half-length angels, without wings, fly horizontally above the arms of the cross, expressing tender concern. There are small circular holes in the two top corners and at top centre, and in the viewer's right corner. The one at top left may have been been made after the corner was damaged


History note: Ransom Collection

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.1 cm
Height: 6.7 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1938) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


10th Century-11th Century
Circa 970 - Circa 1030


The style is reminiscent of the 'Winchester Style'.

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Materials used in production

morse or walrus ivory Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Morse or walrus ivory

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.24-1938
Primary reference Number: 13900
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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