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Crucifixion: M.16-1904

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)




Production: Unknown


  • Panel
  • centre panel from a triptych



Centre panel of a triptych, on a sunk panel with plain narrow borders. Ivory.
Under a pierced canopy supported on two slender columns, Christ is crucified between the Virgin and St John. At the foot of the cross is the skull of Adam - a reference to the tradition that the cross was on the site of his grave. [Honorius: De Imagine Mundi, iii Patri. Lat. 172].


History note: Spitzer Coll. (Cat. no. 40); McClean Bequest

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McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm
Weight: 3 1/4 oz
Width: 9.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Byzantium

Acquisition and important dates

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


10th Century
11th Century
Circa 900 CE - Circa 1100 CE

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.16-1904
Primary reference Number: 31573
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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