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Crucifixion with Four Saints
  • Italy
  • Crucifixion with Four Saints, 1400s
  • Where object was made: Bologna, Italy
  • ivory, polychromy, gilding
  • Object Height/Width: 23.2 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 9 1/8 x 8 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Linsky
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, C1
  • 1959.0048
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Ivory triptych with traces of polychrome and gilding. Left panel has two standing figures under an arch supported by columns, one on top of the other. The bottom figure is a woman touching a wheel and holding a quill. She wears a crown and a dress with a mantle. The figure above her is a male with a beard and mustache (the central figure is identified as Jesus Christ). He wears robes to the knee and a mantle and holds a scroll in his proper left hand. In the top a winged figure/angel kneels facing right. In the central panel three male figures are crucified. Below them is a group of figures. Some are holding spears or banners. One woman keels with her back to the viewer at the foot of the central cross. At the top a bird is perched on the top of the central crucifix. The right panel has two standing figures under an arch supported by columns, one on top of the other. The lower figure is a woman wearing a crown and holding a cross in her proper left hand. The figure above her is a male with a beard and moustache. In his proper right hand is a cane. Above them is a frontal seated female figure.