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Crucifix: M.33-1904

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)




Workshop: Unknown




Oak crucifix, covered with copper, champlevé and enamelled, with an applied bronze figure of Christ.
Ground of dark blue is relieved with lozenges and circles of many colours. The centre of the cross is dark green shading off to a yellow. At the foot are the rocks of Golgotha and a beardless figures rising from a tomb

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Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.5 cm
Height: 34 cm
Width: 18 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Limoges ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1300 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Figure composed of bronze ( copper alloy)
Cross composed of wood
Decoration composed of enamel
Plaques composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IHS/XPS
  • Location: At top of cross
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.33-1904
Primary reference Number: 139838
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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