Skip to main content

Christ falls beneath the Cross: M.7-1943

An image of Figure group

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Awaiting location update


Christ falls beneath the Cross


Sculptor: Borman, Passchier (Attributed)




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

Place(s) associated

  • Brussels ⪼ Southern Netherlands ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 CE


Previously attributed to Antwerp School by Mr Molesworth, 1951

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Oak in five major parts, carved in relief

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1943
Primary reference Number: 30158
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_7_1943
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Christ falls beneath the Cross" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-02 00:08:58

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Christ falls beneath the Cross |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-12-02 00:08:58|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Christ falls beneath the Cross"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Christ falls beneath the Cross</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Altar cross

Accession Number: MAR.M.65-1912

Cross of the Order of Christ

Accession Number: M.1-1972

Christ bearing the Cross

Accession Number: 707

Christ falling under the Cross

Accession Number: PD.51-1992

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...