Plaque: The Crucifixion and Virgin and Child with Angels

Plaque: The Crucifixion and Virgin and Child with Angels

c. 1250-1270


Overall: 12.7 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm (5 x 3 x 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1929.437


This elegant panel once served as the center of an ivory triptych. Set into an intricate architectural frame that recalls Gothic forms, the figures are carved in three-quarter relief, suggesting free-standing sculptures placed in niches. Below, two standing angels bearing candles flank an elegant Virgin and Child. Above, the crucified Christ is shown tormented by the Roman soldiers Longinus and Stephaton, who flank him on either side.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
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