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Crucifix: M.33-1904

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Titles

Crucifix

Maker(s)

Unknown (Workshop)

Description

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

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

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

Relative size of this object

18 cm34 cm1.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Limoges ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century
Medieval
Circa 1200 CE - 1300 1300 CE

School or Style

Romanesque

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
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.33-1904
Primary reference Number: 139838
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Audit data

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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Plaque" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/139838 Accessed: 2022-01-25 16:09:06

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