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The Nailing of Christ to the Cross: C.348-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Nailing of Christ to the Cross


Production: Unknown




The Nailing of Christ to the Cross. Stained and painted glass in grisaille and two shades of silver-yellow stain. Christ's body is arched over the T-shaped cross which lies on the ground. On the left a soldier wearing a turban stands with his left arm raised holding aloft a club and with his right hand grasps a rope attached to a collar around Christ's neck. On the right, another holds up his right arm and grasps with his right a chain attached to the collar. Christ's robe, a hammer and two nails lie in the foreground and on the left there is a rope in a basket. In the background the action is watched by the Virgin Mary and St. John, who stand on a hill with trees on the extreme right and left. In a rectangular lead with a wire for suspension at the top.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.3 cm
Width: 18.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1600 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint

Materials used in production

silver-yellow stain Stained glass

Techniques used in production

Staining : Stained and painted glass in grisaille and two shades of silver-yellow stain

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.348-1991
Primary reference Number: 28227
Packing number: EWA 821
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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