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Crucifixion: M.10-1955

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Sculptor: Unknown




A fragment of a French Gothic sandstone sculpture, showing the head and upper part of the body of the Crucified Christ. The arms are missing from the shoulders. The figure of Christ, a woven crown of thorns on his head, bears a wound in the right side of his chest - the final wound inflicted by the lance of the Roman soldier Longinus to ensure that Christ had died. Blood and water issues from the wound ('one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.': John 19:34).

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Given by A.J. Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 48.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955) by Smith, Arnold John Hugh


15th Century#
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1500 CE


French, Ile-De-France

School or Style

Gothic (Medieval)

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Sandstone

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1955
Primary reference Number: 31345
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_10_1955
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 January 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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