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Christ falls beneath the Cross: M.7-1943

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Titles

Christ falls beneath the Cross

Maker(s)

Attributed Borman, Passchier (Sculptor)

Description

Oak, carved in high relief, in five major parts.

Christ facing right, having fallen on both knees, puts out his right arm to prevent his complete prostration. The Cross on his left shoulder is held by his left hand and by the upright figure of Simon of Cyrene behind him. Simon stands with his back to the spectator in a classic contraposto, holding the foot of the Cross with both hands and resting it on the thigh of his right leg. His bearded face is turned upwards to the right in grief. He wears a hat and his riding attire is slashed à la mode.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Depth: 9.8 cm
Height: 36.4 cm
Length: 49 cm

Relative size of this object

49 cm36.4 cm9.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Brussels ⪼ Southern Netherlands ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs

Dating

First quarter of 16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 CE

Note

Previously attributed to Antwerp School by Mr Molesworth, 1951

School or Style

Netherlandish

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oak

Techniques used in production

Carving : Oak in five major parts, carved in relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1943
Primary reference Number: 30158
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_7_1943
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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